Take the Day Off

Use a vacation, sick day or other kind of Paid Time Off on May 1st.

Option 1:

Request the day off in advance and take an approved day off on May 1st.

Option 2:

Call in sick. Some employers will turn a blind eye to people who call in sick to participate in the strike. However if you call in sick when you are not actually sick you are likely violating a sick leave policy and could be disciplined. You should decide for yourself if you want to risk of using this option.

Option 3:

Give advance notice if you are not going to work on a day you are schedule to work, it is a good idea to call your employer right before the beginning of your shift to let them know you are not coming to work so that you are not a “no call no show.”