Thats according to a survey by careerbuilder.com, 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:
Finally, one guy was late for work because: I saw that you werent in the office, so I went out looking for you.
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