Can't Work, Eyes Glued Shut: Survey Reveals the Most Memorable Excuses for Being Late

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How do you act when you're late for work? Do you quietly slink over to your desk, trying to avoid your boss's line of sight, or do you come in with excuses blasting from both barrels, whether they're as mundane as your kids waking up sick or as oddly specific as your hamster falling into the laundry chute? A recent CareerBuilder survey found that 23 percent of employees admit to being tardy at least once a month (another 15 percent say they show up late once a week), frequently citing things like traffic and weather. But some employees took their creativity a step further, and doled out excuses that were perhaps too reliant on the notion that truth is often stranger than fiction.