What’s the worst excuse you have heard as to why people are late?
Here are a few I’ve heard:
- Had a flat tire (you probably will now that you say it)
- Accident on the freeway delayed traffic
- Ran out of gas
- On the phone
- Took a wrong turn
- Road construction
- Car battery was dead
- Hit a deer
- Forgot we had a meeting scheduled
- Was up all night with a sick child
- Went to the wrong office
Being prompt and on time is a sign of being organized and courteous to those who you work with. Being late wastes people’s time and it causes companies to lose lots of productivity when a dozen people sit around waiting for a meeting to start because a key person is late.
If you have a habit of being late all the time, you are telling others around you that you are unorganized, lazy, and that you don’t respect them, , , not a good thing. A word to the wise is that we need to be on time, , , and encourage people who work for us to do the same.
Got any good ones? I would like to hear them.