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Top Excuses People Are Late To Work “The Survey”

A new survey by Careerbuilder reveals that 25% of workers are late to work at least once a month. That’s down from 29% in 2017. Other findings:

– 12% of workers are late to work on a weekly basis

– 40% of managers have fired someone for being late

– top reasons for being late to work
Traffic (51%)
Oversleeping (31%)
Bad weather (28%)
Too tired to get out of bed (23%)
Forgot something (13%)

– most outrageous excuses for being late:

It’s too cold to work.
I had morning sickness (it was a man).
My coffee was too hot and I couldn’t leave until it cooled off.
An astrologer warned me of a car accident on a major highway, so I took all backroads, making me an hour late.
My dog ate my work schedule.
I was here, but I fell asleep in the parking lot.
My fake eyelashes were stuck together.
Although it has been five years, I forgot I did not work at my former employer’s location and drove there on accident.



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