Arriving late for work increases stress and negatively impacts an individual’s career. Tardiness also creates a significant distraction at the beginning of the workday. For many, the snooze button on the alarm clock may serve as the biggest roadblock in career progression. Every effort shall be made to arrive at work on time. A quality alarm clock and day planner are a wise investment for everyone.
A. Never argue with supervisors after arriving late for work. Take responsibility for your tardiness and apologize honestly.
SUGGESTED TARDINESS EXCUSES:
1. “Traffic on the interstate was terrible this morning.”
2. “My three-year-old isn’t well. I got here as soon as I could.” (Only recommended for individuals with children.)
3. “Technically, I’m not late. I’m just REALLY early for the day shift tomorrow.”
B. After it is determined that you will arrive late for work, do not rush. Additional complications such as speeding tickets or automobile accidents will only worsen the situation.
C. The purchase of donuts for co-workers and supervisors shall excuse any nonroutine instance of tardiness of 30 minutes
BOR 12-11. The purchase of donuts for co-workers and supervisors shall
excuse any nonroutine instance of tardiness of 30 minutes or fewer.
From The Book of Rules: The Right Way to do Everything, a handbook on modern etiquette covering everything from proper toilet paper placement to acceptable pimple popping practices to authorized use of wind chimes.