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Employees late for San Antonio jobs?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Can you think of some reasons why you would be late for your San Antonio jobs?

CareerBuilder reached out to its job seekers and employers to ask about some of the more memorable excuses for being late.

One in three (35 percent) employers have fired an employee for tardiness, and 48 percent of employers expect their employees to be on time every day. Thirty-four percent say they allow employees to be late every once in a while, as long as tardiness doesn’t become a pattern, and 18 percent don’t care how their employees manage their time, just that they get their work done well.

Employers shared some of the most memorable excuses they’ve received from employees who were running late, including:

1- Employee claimed a zebra was running down the highway and held up traffic (turned out to be true)

2- Employee woke up on the front lawn of a house two blocks away from his home

3- Employee’s cat got stuck in the toilet

4- Employee couldn’t eat breakfast – he ran out of milk for cereal and had to buy some before getting ready for work

5- Employee was late to work because he fell asleep in the car when he got to work

6- Employee accidentally put superglue in her eye instead of contact lens solution, and had to go to the emergency room

7- Employee thought Halloween was a work holiday

8- Employee said a hole in the roof caused rain to fall on the alarm clock and it didn’t go off

9- Employee was watching something on TV and really wanted to see the end

10- Employee forgot that the company had changed locations

11- Employee got a hairbrush stuck in her hair

12- Employee was scared by a nightmare