An article at CNN.com discusses the “10 best excuses for coming to work late“:
More than 27 percent of hiring managers say they are skeptical of employees’ excuses for showing up late. It turns out their doubt is warranted: 24 percent of all employees decide to make up a fake excuse rather than tell the truth.
Personally, I think companies are far too rigid in terms of time requirements and would probably find that the work force is happier and more productive it they allowed staff flexible hours and telecommuting opportunities but if you’re late to work (like I normally am), the CNN article highlights the excuses to avoid. To think that some people actually tried to get away with some of these:
3. I had to go audition for American Idol.
My next excuse when I’m late is going to be “I have transient amnesia and couldn’t remember my job.”
Oops! Maybe I shouldn’t have blogged that!
Hat tip to Management Issues for pointing me in the direction of the article