Everyone's had a day when they slept through their alarm, or their car wouldn't start, but these excuses are a whole different story.
In the CareerBuilder survey, one person said, "My dog ate my work schedule" and another person said, "I was here, but I fell asleep in the parking lot. My fake eyelashes were stuck together. "
Other bizarre excuses include:
- It's too cold to work
- I had morning sickness (it was a man)
- My coffee was too hot and I couldn't leave until it cooled off
- An astrologer warned me of a car accident on a major highway, so I took all backroads, making me an hour late
- Although it has been five years, I forgot I did not work at my former employer's location and drove there on accident
The CareerBuilder survey found one in four workers admitted to being late at least once a month and 12 percent said it is a weekly occurrence. Traffic (51 percent) was the most common reason for people being late, followed by oversleeping (31 percent) and bad weather (28 percent)