Post # 1
So this morning I was late to work. My alarm failed to go off and traffic was horrendous due to it being the first day of school. BOO. I told my boss it was traffic, but she didnt seem to convinced.
So ladies tell me what excuses you use on your boss when you’re late to work! Just incase I’m ever late again 😉
Post # 3
The Metroooooo! All commuting DC Bees know what I mean lol.
Post # 4
@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 # 5
@QuirkySocialite: Same here but the T in Boston!!!! GRRRR
Post # 6
@Peachytalk: aw man! Slashed tires is a good excuse but that doesnt seem too realistic 😛
Post # 7
@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 Future Mother-In-Law was sick…I had been complaining that she hadn’t been feeling good for a while so this was a good chance.
Post # 8
@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
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
Sudden illness or traffic.
Post # 11
@Mimoza: Ohh very good!! Once I had mixed up my work times and told my boss that my cousins husband was just diagnosed with cancer (100% true) and she had called to tell me and I lost track of time (last part not true). They didnt say a word to me lol
Post # 12
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
@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
@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
@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
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.