Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Embarrassing

Today my boss asked if I wouldn't mind being 9-9:30 late, instead of 10-10:30 late.

5 comments:

Andrea Schweikert said...

decisions, decisions

sleeping spot said...

Want me to give you a wake up call at 8? I'll already be at work an hour then. :~D

kasey said...

You are turning into Kelly. Which is pretty bad. Stop it.

Kim said...

Excerpted from CNN.com:
(Kady take special note of the final paragraph of the actual article - not the legal ya-ya at the end. By the way word verif is harrh - as in hardy-harrh.)


Use your imagination

If you've decided honesty is not the best policy for you, don't try using any of the following excuses as the reason why you're late -- they've been heard before.

Here are 12 of the most outrageous excuses employees have heard for being late to work:

1. My heat was shut off so I had to stay home to keep my snake warm.

2. My husband thinks it's funny to hide my car keys before he goes to work.

3. I walked into a spider web on the way out the door and couldn't find the spider, so I had to go inside and shower again.

4. I got locked in my trunk by my son.

5. My left turn signal was out so I had to make all right turns to get to work.

6. A gurney fell out of an ambulance and delayed traffic.

7. I was attacked by a raccoon and had to stop by the hospital to make sure it wasn't rabid.

8. I feel like I'm in everyone's way if I show up on time.

9. My father didn't wake me up.

10. A groundhog bit my bike tire and made it flat.

11. My driveway washed away in the rain last night.

12. I had to go to bingo.

Follow the culture

The general rule is that you should be in your desk, working by your designated starting time. Technically, even if you're at your desk "on time" but you're still booting up your computer, saying your hellos and making a cup of coffee -- you're late.

Though you should always try your best to be punctual every morning, sometimes it's safe to observe the company culture. If you arrive to work every morning to find all of your colleagues diligently working while you shuffle in on your own accord, your tardiness will probably stand out. On the other hand, if most people filter in at their own paces -- within reason -- an occasional late arrival will probably go unnoticed.

To be on the safe side, try your best to be on time for work every day. Your boss, co-workers and reputation will thank you for it.
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Kim said...

One more observation - my guess is that maybe #8 might be your issue???

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