Sorry I'm Late, but My Lizard Died

Excuses for tardiness show employees’ creativity—but may also open employers’ eyes

By Kathy Gurchiek Feb 1, 2016
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  • Sources: CareerBuilder, SHRM Online

  • My hair caught on fire from my blow dryer

  • There was a store grand opening.

  • I was confused by the time change.

  • I had to chase my cows back into the field.

  • I had to finish watching “My Name is Earl.”

  • There was fresh powder on the hill. I had to go skiing.

  • My lizard died during emergency surgery.

  • I was midwife to a hamster, delivering 18 babies.

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