Skip to comments.What Are the Best Excuses for Being Late to Work?
Posted on 02/27/2014 7:21:52 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
A new national survey by Careerbuilder,com puts traffic on top with 39 per cent of those surveyed. Theres nothing like that helpless feeling of sitting in traffic knowing youre going to be late for work. Next up, lack of sleep at 19 per cent, followed by problems with bad trabsportation at 8 per cent. 7 per cent blame the weather, 6 percent are late due to dropping children at daycare or school and fifteen per cent of employees of employees admit to arriving late for work at least once a week.
But there are other more unusual excuses like
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“Diarrhea”. Not another word will be said.
You’re correct ... I have first hand knowledge.
Who hasn’t a “dead battery”? You can’t use this one very often, but it’s always worked for me.
Long ago when Imus was doing his original show in NYC, he had a contract dispute with the station. He found that while his show as number one in NYC, John Gambling on another station was earning more than he was while Gambling was third in popularity. He had a no strike clause. So, he went on a work slow down. First day he was an hour late and announced he was delayed as the Japanese took the bridge ahead. Second day he was an hour late he said he did not want to break the turtle parade on the LIE. He got his raise. The perfect excuses and ones that got him his raise!
Millennials in the Workplace
“My gun jammed.”
Just show up with donuts.
There is no good excuse for being late.
Be on time.
A cable snapped and I could not get my garage door open
(actually happened to me once)
>> Diarrhea. Not another word will be said.
unless you happen to work for a gastroenterologist.
I thought I was laid off today.
I was starting to set up my "Poet's Galley" in the spare bedroom, next to where I was preparing to spend the whole day tucking my kid into bed. Being 25, he was a little PO'ed about that. So was his chick.
Then my boss called and said, "WTF are you? Get your %@#* fanny in here!" My career in poetry and tucking kids into bed, ruined.
That's the big one to save for not coming in at all. Throw in "I'm vomiting", and "I really don't think it's food poisoning", and you're home free!
most recently, my niece took off with my car keys... i had to wait till she got out of her morning class... she didn’t check her messages till she got to her office (work)... then she had to drive back to the house to bring me the keys... i was about 75 minutes late... it was no biggie as far as my employers were concerned... i love working for my young, Southern gentlemen attorney employers (they are brothers)...
Learn how to puke on cue...
Well, here is upstate NY...snow storms regulate our clocks.
TRAFFIC is overused.
I start an hour before everyone else, so I never have to come up with an excuse.
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