Is it ok to send an email the morning of (or day before) and not show up before getting a response?

My manager usually responds later than when i am scheduled to be there.

How can I learn the best way to call in sick in my company?

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    why are you not ringing? – Kilisi Oct 12 '18 at 14:17
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    dilbert.com/strip/1989-12-18 – user1602 Oct 12 '18 at 14:18
  • I have always emailed or texted – atxgis Oct 12 '18 at 14:19
  • I dont have his number – Yelk11 Oct 12 '18 at 14:19
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    You must have the company's number - use the switchboard or the receptionist. Also what does your company's rule say do? – mmmmmm Oct 12 '18 at 14:21

I think it really depends of the culture of the company.

Often, organisations have an email box that many managers have access to to see who will be absent from office on that day, with someone sending an email to everyone with the list of absentees for the day.

In some other companies, if you need to be replaced for the day for example, it would be better to call in sick and make sure that the person who can replace you knows that they have to do so.

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If you are sick right now, I recommend sending an e-mail to your boss, telling them your are sick and will be off work today. Provide your phone number in the e-mail and say they can call you if they need to get hold of you urgently.

When you are back at work, if you are unsure, talk to your boss and ask them if you handled it ok and, if not, what they would like you to do next time you are sick. If your boss is not happy with the way you handled it, then they will probably just discuss it with you anyway about what to do next time.

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  • Definitely ask your supervisor. My current boss wants an email, but my previous boss at this same company was fine with a text message. At my last job, it had to be a phone call. – Keiki Oct 12 '18 at 16:13

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