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Mistakes When Using Return to Work Fake Doctor Letters

doctor-with-kidIf you are thinking about using a doctor excuse letter, stop and consider every possibility. What if something goes wrong? Avoid these common mistakes when you do decide to use a letter. Obviously, if you are getting an excuse from your own personal physician, you may not have a lot of potential problems that you need to think about because for some reason, that particular note seems to supersede virtually everything else. With that being said, you might still have to deal with some unanticipated issues such as not being allowed to return to work when you are expecting to because of something that was in the note or being accused of being contagious when you were at work before you saw the doctor. In this day and age, it seems like there is virtually nothing that would surprise you because virtually anything can happen.

Getting a Letter Without Going to See Your Doctor
Sometimes, going to see the doctor is just not in the cards. You might not be able to get in, the doctor might not be there or you might not have the funds to go and spend more than $200 on what essentially amounts to a doctor’s note when you already know what you have and you know how to treat it. If you really stop and think about it, you probably already know what it feels like to have a sinus infection if you tend to have them a lot. You also know what it does to your body. You even know what you really need to make it go away, but you might not be able to get in to see the doctor at the time. If you are like many people, you prefer not to shell out an entire week’s’ pay for somebody to tell you that you need some antibiotics or to go get some over the counter cold medicine. At the same time, you certainly don’t feel well enough to going to work and you might even be running a fever which means that you could potentially be contagious. In this case, you need a doctor’s letter but you may not necessarily need see your physician.

Common Mistakes
So, what are the common mistakes that usually happen when you are using a fake letter? One of the biggest mistakes is that you try to create your own note and it looks exactly like that is what you have done. You might go to the trouble to try to make it look official, but unless you know exactly what you are doing, you are treading on some very dangerous territory by doing this. You can get in a lot of trouble if anyone finds out so if you are going to use a fake note, at least go to the trouble to use one that is produced by a company that knows how to make them look real. Another common mistake is trying to have a letter that sounds like you are gravely ill. Remember, you want something that will excuse you from work for a day or two, not six months. You also don’t want anyone planning your funeral anytime soon, so keep these things in mind. Again, your best bet is to use a company that specializes in producing these types of letters so that mistakes can be minimized.

Summary
Doctor’s letters can certainly come in handy and sometimes going about getting a fake letter is far more practical than trying to see a doctor in order to achieve the same goal. It really comes down to the way that you choose to go about it. Be wary of mistakes and make sure that you personally check everything over before you give it to your employer. It is probably not the best idea in the world to get in the habit of using fake letters, but if you find yourself in a bind every now and then, it is an effective way to get the time off you need without getting in trouble for doing so.




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