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Escaped Zebras and Must-See TV Rank as Top Tardy Excuses

midnightIf you’ve ever arrived late to the office, raise your hand!

And if you’ve ever gotten caught by your boss, maybe you’ve simply been honest and chalked it up to oversleeping or really bad traffic.

Well, if you’re among the 3,008 survey participants for a CareerBuilder poll, you’re sharing the most unique excuses revealed by your employees. Considering almost 25 percent of employees in the survey have admitted to being late at least one time a month, we bet there are plenty of excuses going around! Read more

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Seven Really Annoying Habits to Ditch Right Now

mistakeWhen we read this piece by our friends at BrazenCareerist, we chuckled. We couldn’t help but recognize colleagues from years past who have been culprits of one or more of these bad habits.

And if you’ve committed one or two faux pas over time, let’s face it — we’re all human. Give yourself a permission slip but if you’re noticing a pattern, maybe it’s time to shape up your ways. Or if you’re a manager, it’s definitely time to coach that person on your team about changing their ways.

Without further ado… Read more

Think Bosses Don’t Notice Tardiness? Think Again

A piece in today’s New York Post reminded us the importance of arriving to work on time.

That is, a woman who is a new hire for three months has been noticeably late at least once a week. Pointing out excuses about a tough commute or late bus, the boss doesn’t want to fire her but is in a bit of a quagmire. If everyone was late, the supervisor simply couldn’t run her shop.

The answer is simple so if you’re chronically tardy to the party (and by that, we really mean work), simply set an earlier alarm.

That said, Gregory Giangrande, chief human resources officer at Time, Inc. points out in the piece, “Sometimes, though, mornings can be a challenge when child care is an issue — school drop-offs or nannies’ schedules might require a daily beat-the-clock routine, and some employees may not want to raise that as an issue.”

Advising the boss to explore the problem further and evaluating to see if she’s worth keeping, he also suggests adjusting her schedule to start and end the day later.

So, our major take-away from his sage advice? Your job could be on the line if you continue to be tardy.

If she’s chronically late no matter what, he adds, “She’s out.”