According to a national survey these are top reasons people in South Dakota and other states say they show up late to work:

  1. Traffic
  2. Lack of sleep
  3. Problems with transportation
  4. Bad weather
  5. Getting kids to school or daycare

While those are rational reasons to be tardy to work, CareerBuilder.com has a list of some of the Worst Real Excuses Given For Missing Work.  Have you used any of these?

  • I just put a casserole in the oven.
  • My plastic surgery needs some tweaking to get it just right.
  • My feet and legs fell asleep when I was sitting in the bathroom, and when I stood up, I broke my ankle.
  • I was gambling at the casino all weekend and still have money left. I need to stay to win it back.
  • I'm stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store.
  • I got lucky last night and don't know where I am this morning.
  • I put my uniform in the microwave to dry and it caught fire.
  • I accidentally got on a plane.
  • I woke up in a good mood and don't want to ruin it.

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