Running late? You'll have to find a more creative excuse

Friday, January 29, 2016

If predictions turn out like they often do, a possible snowstorm set to arrive early next week will turn out to be a "disappointment."

If a significant amount of snow does fall, there will be no shortage of excuses for people who are late to work

"I got stuck in the snow" may get you by when you arrive for work late, but it won't earn you a place on this year's list of Most Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work from CareerBuilder.com.

What excuses did?

* I thought of quitting today, but then decided not to, so I came in late.

* My hair caught on fire from my blow dryer.

* I was detained by Homeland Security.

* I had to chase my cows back into the field.

* A black bear entered my carport and decided to take a nap on the hood of my car.

* My lizard had to have emergency surgery in the morning and died during surgery. I had to mourn while deciding whether to have the lizard disposed of by the vet or bring the lizard corpse with me to work.

*There was fresh powder on the hill. I had to go skiing.

* There was a store grand opening and I wanted to get the opening day sales.

* I had to finish watching "My Name is Earl."

* All of my clothes were stolen.

* I was confused by the time change and unsure if it was "spring forward" or "fall back."

* A Vaseline truck overturned on the highway and cars were slipping left and right.

Smartphones, tablets and laptop computers have redefined how work is done, and it's not unusual to deal with a work issue via text or email at any time of day.

More and more workplaces offer flexible schedules, but employers and co-workers have every right to expect employees to show up on time and be productive when they do.

Check out the original CareerBuilder release here: http://cb.com/1ZYEzLV

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