Top excuses for being late to work
Traffic on I-95? A call from your child's school? What's your excuse and is it real? One-in-four of all workers (25 percent) admit to making up fake excuses to explain their tardiness, says a CareerBuilder.com survey of 6,823 workers and 2,591 hiring managers.
Is this okay with the boss? While 44 percent of hiring managers said they don't care if their employees are late as long as their work is completed on time with good quality, there are some that would consider firing an employee who arrived late two or three times in
a given year.
Why are workers really late? The primary reason is traffic, followed by falling back asleep or getting their kids ready for school or day care. Other popular reasons included a long commute, forgetting something at home and feeling sick.
Whose late more, men or women? Males are less likely to be late with 41 percent saying they have never been late for work in their current position compared to 37 percent of females. Males are also less likely to lie about why they're late – 22 percent compared to 28 percent of women. To read the release about the full survey results, click here.