Ever been late for work? Well, don’t feel too bad. You’re in good company.
According to a 2011 survey, 16% of workers report that they arrive late for work at least once per week. 27% confess to coming through the door behind schedule at least once a month. And our bosses appear to be even worse. A 2006 report reveals American CEOs don’t make it on time to eight out of every 10 meetings.Tardiness costs U.S. businesses more than $3 billion yearly in lost productivity.
The law of averages seems to work against most of us when we’re trying to get out of the house and to our place of employment. If something can go wrong, it will. For this reason, Online Clock decided to explore the topic of being Late for Work in their newest infographic.
In a 2013 poll, CareerBuilder.com found delays are most often caused by traffic (30%), lack of sleep (19%), bad weather (9%) and getting kids to day care or school (8%). The most unusual excuses include a car being attacked by a bear to one who stopped on the side of the road to help deliver a baby.
But there’s one thing about being late that’s usually a given — the look on the boss’ face when we finally do get there. Nothing’s going to change that — but here are some excuses that should help change your boss’ mood for the better!
How to Get Away With Being Late For Work
Late For Work: An Infographic by OnlineClock.net
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