I’m not a bad person at all, but I recall the one time that I ever had to turn in a fake doctors note, and I can still remember it to this day. I still feel bad about turning in the note, but I really needed the days off of work, and I ended up having to take one day off of school as well. This happened several years ago, and I was a student still in college, and I was also working part-time. The job that I was working at got very busy during the summer.
The patrons would pour into my waitressing job every day in the summer, and many waitresses were tired of having to work so many hours, so many of them would call out from work. Because of the excessive callouts, the owner of the café decided that from now on, we had to come in with a doctor’s note, if we were going to call out from work, or we could be fired. I was very intimidated by this, because that was the summer that I was spending a lot of time with my boyfriend, and sometimes he would want us to spend our free weekends together.
I know eventually a weekend would be coming that my boyfriend would want to spend with me, so I didn’t know how I would get to go and see Dr. Nick, who’s a doctor I’ve been seeing since I was a child, especially if I wasn’t really sick. I didn’t think about it too much, but just took note of what the owner was saying, were now the new rules about calling out from work. The policy was “no excuses, unless you had a doctor’s note,” and if you didn’t, then find somewhere else to work. Wow, kind of a harsh punishment!
I managed to avoid a couple weekends without calling out from work, until one weekend came when my boyfriend wanted us to spend time together. I tried to tell him that it was not a good time, and he said that I was just making an excuse, even though I let him know that I could lose my job if I took the weekend off. I also let him know that I would have to go to the doctor, fill out forms, pay a fee, and go through with an entire doctor’s visit, just to get a note, if I decided to take the weekend off.
Of course, he was very upset that I was turning him down, and even after giving him an example of someone who was fired for not having a doctor’s note, he still became upset, and turned his back, and walked away from me. I tried not to take it too personally, but honestly, I felt a bit heartbroken, but I really needed my job. I spent the rest of the day working, then I decided that I would just go ahead and get a doctor’s note, so I could spend the weekend with him.
I didn’t want him to know that I had changed my mind, so I let it be a surprise. I was all set to go and see a doctor the next morning when I came across something online that got my interest. There was a sample of a doctors note, and the sample looked so legitimate, that I could print off the doctors note template, and use it as my own doctor’s note. In fact, there were several templates of doctor’s notes on the website, and I went through them looking for one that looked like it was something I could pass off as my own problem.
After I finished filling out the information, I printed off the forms, and I couldn’t wait to see my boyfriend the next day, so I decided to surprise him in the middle of the night. It was only after 8 PM, and I knew he would still be up studying for the next day. I had a key to his apartment, so instead of calling first, I drove over to his apartment with the intention of spending the night with him, and going away for the weekend together, right after morning classes.
Instead of me surprising him, he surprised me by having another woman in his bed when I walked into his bedroom. Although he was startled to see me, he did very little to cover up the fact that he was cheating on me. He actually asked me to close his door, and lock the front door behind me on my way out. I drove home and cried all the way. I did end up using that doctor’s note, but it wasn’t because I was sick, but because I was heartbroken. Needless to say, that weekend sucked, but eventually I did get over that cheating jerk!Comments (0)