This might have happened with you at some point or the other or it might have happened frequently with you, that you are late at work. The study says 16% of the working population gets late in office once a week and 27% gets late during the month. Latecomers make lots of different excuses for showing up late at work. Some of the excuses are made up, some are funny, some are strange while others are legitimate.
Have a glance at some of the most common excuses made by latecomer employees to their bosses:-
1. Stuck in Traffic:-
One of the most common excuses made by employees for getting late to work is getting stuck with traffic. Although it happens that during the peak office hours traffic is high, but giving such an excuse on a frequent basis will have no impact on your boss. It is recorded that 51% people use the traffic excuse. Many of them are just making an excuse to escape the angry look on boss face.
2. Alarm Clock Issue:-
This can be the funniest and pathetic reason one can give. Employees simply excuse their boss by saying their alarm clock didn’t ring on time or was broken. This reason is used most often by employees. Although this can happen sometimes that you forgot to set alarm or their mobiles gets switched off. 31% people such such kind of excuse for getting late at work.
3. Flat Tire / Trouble in Vehicle:-
This is also one of the most common excuses people use for being late but it can be considered genuine if used once in a while or if you actually had trouble with your vehicle. Trouble in the vehicle can vary from flat tire to fluid leaks, to a dead battery and so on. Use the reason that will look more genuine if you are just making an excuse.
4. Lost Car Keys:-
Searching car keys is another absurd reason employees use for being late at work. This reason seems genuine because if you don’t get car keys, you can start your journey for the office on time and that is the reason you get late. People blame their children in front of their boss for misplacing their car keys while playing and therefore they got late at work.
5. Caught By Police:-
People tend to say that for reaching office on time they were riding their car or bike with a haste and so got caught by police for driving fast. This is a good and legitimate reason used by employees.
6. Forgot Something:-
This one can be the most genuine excuse one can use. People tend to say that they forgot the important files or documents at home and so had to drive midway back to home to pick those files. This can be an easily acceptable reason for the boss, as it was related to work.
7. Family Member Ill / You are ill:-
People who have old members in their family generally use this excuse. Mentioning of bad health of an old family member can be taken as a justified reason. Feeling ill can be another interesting reason people use for getting late. Boss becomes happy seeing that irrespective of being ill you are in office.
These are some of the most common and interesting reasons used by employees on getting late to work. some of them may be true but most of them are just outrageous. Always come up with good and unique excuses so that you don’t get caught by your boss. If you have any such unique reason please comment below.