Careers Slideshow: Tardy Workers Threaten Productivity

By Edward Cone  |  Posted 04-20-2010
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Tardy Workers Threaten Productivity

Tardy Workers Threaten Productivity

23% of managers say they have terminated an employee for being late.
One-quarter of IT workers say they are late to work at least once a week, according to a survey from, with 11% showing up late at least twice a week. Hiring managers contacted by the company gave some of the excuses offered by workers -- from the legitimate and to the outrageous.

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Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.


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