Being late to work- What is your go to excuse?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

The Metroooooo! All commuting DC Bees know what I mean lol.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

@prettyinpink11:  I’m a flight attendant, and there just is no excuse that works!! I know another FA said his tires were slashed. They seemed sympathetic

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@prettyinpink11:  Always traffic for me. Everyone can relate. 

Next best option can be:

  • Phone died (along with the alarm)
  • Someone blocked my car/driveway had to wait for tow company/owner to get there. I used this during the last big storm we had and no one questioned it. 
  • Family emergency? Once I remember making up a story about how my FMIL was sick…I had been complaining that she hadn’t been feeling good for a while so this was a good chance. 

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@QuirkySocialite:  Must be a Washington thing because that’s always my excuse too! Thankfully most of us ride the bus so if traffic sucks we’re all stuck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My child is sick, (shameless I know)

The baby sitter is super lame and hasn’t showed up yet! ( the angrier you seem about this the more they will believe you )

There’s a train.

There’s a wreck on __main road everyone knows here__.

Missed my bus/my bus is late.

Waiting for my taxi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sudden illness or traffic.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just tell my boss the truth. In general though she never askes about being late here or there. As long as the work is getting done she’s not the type to get in your face about being late every now and again. We have a lot of people with kids working, so they can come in an hour late to take kids to school, leave in the middle of that day for an appointment etc. As long as they come back and make up the work.. :

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@prettyinpink11:  I just tell the truth lol I’ll say “sorry! I woke up late on accident! must of hit end instead of snooze :” . On the few occasions where I have had to really make something up I usually say that traffic was terrible or that I got pulled over but only got a warning.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@prettyinpink11:  I always blame traffic/an accident/breakdown (of bus or car), because it happens frequently enough in the city that it’s not something people question!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@prettyinpink11:  hahaha I didn’t buy it for a minute. But work seemed somewhat sympathetic.    Granted my company is amazing and everyone is so freaking nice! I would stay clear of the “a family member is sick” excuse, I used that at my last airline ( when I needed to interview for my new one lol) and they didnt buy it and wanted “proof” ect. It was a sticky situation lol.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was late this morning too!… Stupid produce truck on the freeway effed everything up!… My new boss is so chill though, I don’t even tell her. If I’m going to be like, later than a half an hour, I’ll text her and tell her exactly what’s up.

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