'Sorry I'm late; My coffee was too hot'
CHARLOTTE, NC - One in four employees is late to work at least once a month, according to a report from CareerBuilder. The majority of employees 63% believe adhering to a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule is an antiquated practice, but 65% said they would stay late if they arrived late. CareerBuilder surveyed more than 800 private-sector employees and over 1,000 hiring and human resource managers.
Managers shared some tardiness excuses they've heard:
- It's too cold to work.
- 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
- I was here, but I fell asleep in the parking lot.
- My fake eyelashes were stuck together.