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Vol. 17, Issue 15 - April 9, 2018

'Sorry I'm late; My coffee was too hot' Abridged: Charlotte Business Journal

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.
Supervisors with a chronically late employee should not hesitate to talk to them about the issue, said leadership expert Andy Stanley. If you want to build a culture of trust, you must confront fairly and quickly." Managers should handle an employee's lateness before other employees begin to show up late as well, according to Natural HR. The staff may become more relaxed with company rules if they notice a lack of consequences.

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