Most Bizarre Excuses for Being Late to Work

While traffic, lack of sleep and weather are among the top reasons employees arrive late to work, some workers have blamed more unconventional causes of tardiness. In a new CareerBuilder survey, employers revealed some of the most outrageous excuses employees have given them for being late.

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While traffic, lack of sleep and weather are among the top reasons employees arrive late to work, some workers have blamed more unconventional causes of tardiness. In a new CareerBuilder survey, employers revealed some of the most outrageous excuses employees have given them for being late.
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EFE
I knocked myself out in the shower.
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Bloomberg News
I was drunk and forgot which Waffle House I parked my car next to.
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I discovered my spouse was having an affair, so I followed him this morning to find out who he was having an affair with.
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Someone robbed the gas station I was at, and I didn’t have enough gas to get to another station.
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Alberto Rodríguez / Telemundo
I had to wait for the judge to set my bail.
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There was a stranger sleeping in my car.
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AP
A deer herd that was moving through town made me late.
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I’m not late. I was thinking about work on the way in.
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FILE
I dreamed that I got fired.
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NBC10.com
I went out to my car to drive to work, and the trunk had been stolen out of it. (In this case, the employee had the photo to prove it.)
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