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This article was published on August 3, 2015

    Here are the best excuses to ‘work from home’ according to the internet crowd

    Here are the best excuses to ‘work from home’ according to the internet crowd
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    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    Last week, I wrote about Work From Home: Ninja (WFH: Ninja), a side-project by Christina Ng, that crowd sources ‘working from home’ excuses to tell your boss when you really can’t face the office.

    The experiment ended up being pretty popular, hitting the top of Hacker News, Product Hunt and /r/InternetIsBeautiful as well as earning pieces on Business Insider and Fortune after we featured it here.

    All that lovely traffic meant that Ng could make a lot of interesting observations about making a fun Web thing that goes viral, which you can read about in this Medium post, and built a run down of the best excuses.

    Here’s the top 12 excuses, according to the crowd that hit WFH: Ninja:

    The best reasons to work from home
    Your print out and keep ‘working from home’ excuse guide

    You can see the full list here. Now, which one are you going to try out on your boss?

    My side project, WFH.Ninja, went viral on the Internet [Christina Ng]

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