Worst Excuses for Being Late to Work

Worst Excuses for Sick Days One-quarter of IT workers say they are late to work at least once a week, according to a survey from CareerBuilder.com, 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.

Worst Excuses for Being Late to Work

23% of managers say they have terminated an employee for being late.
Worst Excuses for Being Late to Work
Senior Writer and author of the Know It All blog

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 EdCone.com weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.

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