Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Crazy excuses for being late to work
CareerBuilder surveyed 2,100 HR people and found some doozies.
First, 20% of workers said they were late once a month, 14% once a week.
So...the search for "reasons" is really quite necessary. Usually it's "traffic" or "the subway stopped" or "weather."
But some are a lit-tull harder to buy:
"I knocked myself out in the shower."
"I got drunk and forgot which Waffle House I parked next to."
"Someone robbed the gas station I was at and I did not have enough gas to get to another station."
"I had to wait for the judge to set my bail."
"A deer herd was slow."
I admit I used to call in "well." If I said I felt too good to come to work and got the boss before his coffee, he thought I said "bad" instead of good.
Recently someone I used to live with wrote his memoirs and noted that I did this. It was memoir-worthy!