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Microsoft: Play hookey on Xbox One day - chug a dose of ZOMBIE FLU

Tech giant pens doctor's note for your Friday sickie

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The Microsoft Xbox One team has drawn up a draft sick note for layabouts hoping to take Friday off work to play with their new games consoles.

If you simply can't think of a good reason why you can't make it into the office, or log in remotely from home, tomorrow, Redmond bods have a template doctor's letter for you. Sadly, Xbox fiends will have to work for a very gullible boss.

The sick note reads:

To whom it may concern,

Due to the Zombie Flu your employee will not be able to fulfill the scheduled commitment he/she has with you. Because of the severity of this condition I'm prescribing a heavy dose of Xbox One. He needs to destroy zombies.

After a thorough examination, I've concluded that the all-in-one entertainment system is the only cure for the aforementioned condition.

This treatment may take anywhere from 1-3 days to work and will require years of accumulating achievements thereafter. If the patient is disrupted with work, I will have to double the prescribed amount of Xbox One.

If used effectively, Xbox One can help relieve the patient's entertainment deprivation and will have an increased state of happiness at all times.

It is signed by Major Nelson, the nickname of Lawrence "Larry" Hryb, director of programming for Xbox Live.

You can either print off the note yourself or get it emailed directly. Your resignation should probably be filed soon after. ®

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