I've taken a whole month while moving, and my boss can be a real bastard. Of course I guess I should mention that I'm self employed. LOL.
Haven't had a boss since 1989. Before that, was an insurance account executive and not hard to hide in that job!
I don't bother lying. I am the boss.
I am also the only person who works for me. I am a cleaning lady. I have a private clientele. I never did get into the who GROW YOUR BUSINESS thing. I recently started taking my daughter with me, but she doesn't need to lie to me. I only take her with me when she calls and says she needs to earn some money. So, I know she is going to show up.