How to get my character away from the office for a few days?

I'm currently writing a short story, my main character is the boss and my other main character is his secretary. I want my secretary to get a promotion to assistant when they prove they can run the office when the boss isn't there, the only problem is, this means I need to get the boss out of the office for a few days. Any ideas on reasons he might be called away?

Asked By: happygurl - 12/22/2012
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Sounds like a neat story... More
Answered By: Novel Engineer ♥ - 12/22/2012
Additional Answers (5)
He could have a family member in hospital or he has gone to a conference the other side of the country?
Answered By: Shannon - 12/22/2012
Death of a family member? Business in a foreign country? Illness? A social event like a brother's or a best friend's marriage?
Answered By: Xerxes - 12/22/2012
Business trip/conference/convention/marketing efforts... More
Answered By: Phil - 12/22/2012
His wife going to hospital seems like a good excuse.
Answered By: Melica Summers - 12/22/2012
The boss in your story could have been called away for something as simple as a wedding or a funeral.
Answered By: hissing_iguana - 12/22/2012
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