Question: Poll: what should I say to my manager when calling out of work?

By | May 17, 2018
My mom wants me to call out of work because of an important family event thing going on tonight and she wants me to be there. Its like a memorial service for a lost one since today is their birthday if they were still alive. What should i tell my job? I dont want to miss out either and I am calling early so they can find someone to take my shift and have plenty of time