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Mar 5th 2012 5:21PM Wholeheartedly concur. Spent 2 weeks in Luanda and Soyo for a cost-of-living assignment last year. Luanda is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates/foreign workers. Between touring a mid-quality 3BR expatriate compound apartment that cost $10,000 USD/month, eating a $30 club sandwich at a dingy hotel and taking in the traffic and broken infrastructure...tourism? Are you kidding?
Sep 3rd 2008 4:19PM Not sure if I agree with such a blatant lie - "I have food poisoning."
Why not simply ask the boss for a mental health day? Assuming you are a responsible employee, I think that mentioning how your mind has been swamped with work and that you need a day to collect your thoughts should suffice. If you're on top of your work and honest with your boss, then I don't see why the system should work against you in a way that justifies lying.