Careers Slideshow: Tardy Workers Threaten Productivity

By Edward Cone  |  Posted 04-20-2010

Tardy Workers Threaten Productivity

23% of managers say they have terminated an employee for being late.

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Traffic was the leading culprit cited, blamed by 33% of workers.

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26% blamed lack of sleep.

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10% said they family matters such as getting kids out the door made them tardy.

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Transportation issues, pets, and clothing problems also made the list...and then things got weird.

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"I got mugged and was tied to the steering wheel of my car."

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"My deodorant was frozen to the window sill."

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"My car door fell off."

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"It was too windy."

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"I dreamt I was already at work."

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"I had to go to the hospital because I drank antifreeze."

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"I had an early morning gig as a clown."

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"A roach crawled in my ear."

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"I saw an elderly lady at a bus stop and decided to pick her up."

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"My dog swallowed my cell phone."

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