Wednesday, April 26, 2006

13 Percent Of Workers Late At Least Once A Week

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Thirteen is not a lucky number for American employers: It’s the percentage of employees who show up late for work at least once a week.

That’s according to a survey by, which also says that 24 percent of workers are late at least once every 30 days.

About 27 percent of the late birds blame traffic while 11 percent simply admit they overslept.

Meanwhile, 20 percent of employees simply make up a new fake excuse each time they stroll in late to the office.

Some of the more unusual excuses that have been given include:

  • “I dreamt that I was fired, so I didn’t bother to get out of bed.”

  • “I went all the way to the office and realized I was still in my pajamas.”

  • “I couldn’t find the right tie, so I had to wait for the stores to open to buy one.”

    Finally, one guy was late for work because: “I saw that you weren’t in the office, so I went out looking for you.”

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