You’d think it’d be any person’s worst nightmare to be late for work, right? Apparently this person thought their bad dream would be a good enough excuse to be late for work anyways.
Bad hair day? So what? Worst case scenario you might look ridiculous when you get in to work! One employee said she got her hair brush stuck in her hair and that was her reason for running late.
Really? How is that possible? If this ever happens to you, make sure you install a GPS device in your car so that you always remember the right way to work.
Well, our favourite TV series’ cliffhangers usually leave us so thrilled to the extent that we don’t want to miss a shocking revelation at the end of an episode. Damn, why does this have to put our careers at risk?
Blaming the alarm clock for running late at work is the least credible excuse to use. This implies that you are entrusting your day to a stupid clock, but in fact there’s zero chance of it being anyone’s fault but yours.
If only this was a reality! In fact, the fun doesn’t start until nighttime, so save your energy for the late night office Halloween party!
Oh my goodness! One employee was late for work after putting superglue in her eye instead of contact lens solution by mistake. This is definitely a credible reason for being late for work.
If you’re falling asleep at work before you even get to the office, that’s a good sign you need your full eight hours sleep!
One employee’s cat decided to take a bath and ended up getting stuck in the toilet. So if you have a cat at home and you want to prevent this from happening, closing the lid before heading to work... it will save you time and effort.
If you were caught in a traffic jam because of a zebra blocking, congratulations! – you earned the most ridiculously good excuse ever. Strange enough, this excuse turned out to be true!
We’ve all had those days when it’s almost impossible to get to work on time because we have been ignoring our alarm clock’s ring and pressing snooze 15 times. If you are running late to get to work, you are not alone. In the US, 23% of workers fail to arrive at work on time at least once a month and 15% of the US workforce admits to arriving late at least once a week.
In a recent survey employers shared some of the oddest excuses they’ve heard from tardy employees. Some excuses are so bad, though, that all you can do is laugh. Here are the top 10 outrageous excuses employees have used to justify their lateness at work…