Depending on your job, you may need to provide a doctors note when you call in sick. If you have a valid reason for missing work and can provide documentation from a medical professional, your absences are likely to be excused.
When emailing your boss to request time off due to illness, it’s important to be brief, honest, and considerate. Be sure to include the dates you’ll be out, what type of coverage (if any) you’ll need, and when you expect to return to work.
Here are two sample emails you can use as a template for emailing in sick:
Dear [Employer Name],
I am sorry to say that I am feeling ill and will not be able to come into work today. I will provide a doctor’s note as soon as possible.
Is there someone who can cover my shift? I am happy to provide assistance if needed. I should be back to work on [date].
Thank you for understanding.
How to Email in Sick
If you’re feeling under the weather and think you might need to take a sick day, it’s important to know how to email in sick to your boss properly. After all, you don’t want to seem like you’re not taking your job seriously. Here are a few tips on how to email in sick to work.
Sample Email 1
I’m sorry to say that I’m feeling really sick today and won’t be able to come into work.
I’ll try to get some rest and be back to work tomorrow.
Sample Email 2
I am sorry to say that I am feeling very ill and will not be able to come in to work today. I have been up all night with a fever and vomiting, and I really need to rest.
I will get in touch with my team and let them know what needs to be done in my absence. I should be back to work tomorrow.
Again, sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for understanding.
How to Call in Sick
When you are sick, the last thing you want to do is go to work and risk making others sick. But sometimes, you may not have a choice. If you must call in sick, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier.
Sample Phone Call 1
I’m sorry to say that I’m feeling really sick and won’t be able to come in to work today. I promise that I’ll make it up as soon as possible.
Sample Phone Call 2
I’m sorry to have to do this but I’m going to need to stay home today. I’m feeling really sick and I don’t think it would be good for me to come in.
I’ll be back tomorrow, I promise.
There you have it! Our guide to emailing in sick to work. We hope you found some helpful tips and samples to make the process a little easier. And remember, even if you’re not feeling 100%, there’s no shame in taking a sick day. Rest up and come back ready to take on the world tomorrow.