Posted by Hoyt Smith on February 26, 2009
In this economy people are generally trying to keep their heads down and get the job done and try not to attract negative attention. Still, Betsy and I were talking about people who are still late for work, some on a consistent basis. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder.com one in five of us are late to work every week. In this economy you’d think one would try really hard to show up to work on time. The most common excuse is traffic, followed by a lack of sleep and getting children ready for school or day care. A shocking one in 10 workers say they are late to their jobs at least twice a week.
Some of our favorite weird excuses are:
* My heat was shut off so I had to stay home to keep my snake warm.
* I feel like I’m in everyone’s way if I show up on time.
* I had to go to bingo.
I could hear the boss saying it now to his colleagues, "He had to go, period",