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Recession Spurs Workers to Punch In on Time: Survey

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 02-23-2011 Print
A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that more workers are showing up on time because of the recession.

Does the fear of losing your job have anything to do with you getting to work on time more these days?

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, there is a direct correlation between the beginning of the recession and workers getting to work on time. The CareerBuilder survey showed that 15 percent of workers said they arrive late to work once a week or more, down from 16 percent in 2009 and 20 percent in 2008.

The CareerBuilder survey was conducted nationally among 2,482 U.S. employers and 3,910 U.S. employees between Nov. 15 and Dec. 2, 2010. The survey was conducted across a variety of disciplines, including IT.

Workers shared a variety of reasons for being tardy, with the top excuse being traffic-related (30 percent), followed by lack of sleep (19 percent), CareerBuilder said. Nine percent blamed the bad weather for their tardiness, while eight percent indicated a delay in getting their kids to daycare or school. Other common reasons included public transportation, wardrobe issues or dealing with pets.


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