CareerBuilder has released its annual survey on tardiness in the workplace and the reasons given for it, and, as usual, creativity reigns supreme. See also Worst Excuses for Missing Work CareerBuilder cautions that workers should take the topic seriously or risk the consequences, including a pink slip. “Punctuality – or lack thereof can impact how your commitment, reliability and performance are perceived by your employer,” says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. “So make sure you get to work on time. Get organized and plan ahead. Lay out whatever you’ll need for the workday the night before, plan to be at the office early, account for expected commute delays and eliminate distractions in your morning routine.” Or at least come up with better excuses than these. More than 7,000 U.S. workers and 3,000 employers took part in the research. See last year's list of weak excuses for tardiness.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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