Things Workers Really Say When They’re Running Late
23% of surveyed workers come to work late at least once a month, and 14% do so at least once a week.
Three out of 10 who have come in late for work said they’ve lied about the reason for their tardiness.
Traffic: 50%, Lack of sleep: 30%, Bad weather: 26%
33% of employers surveyed said they have no problem with occasional late arrivals, as long as they don’t develop into a pattern. And 16% said they don’t need employees to be punctual if they still get their work done.
41% of employers have fired a staffer for being late.
“I knocked myself out in the shower.”
“I was drunk and forgot which Waffle House I parked my car next to.”
“A deer herd that was moving through town made me late.”
“I had to wait for the judge to set my bail.”
“I’m not late … I was thinking about work on the way in.”