Better Make Your Excuse For Being Late A Good One

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The job-search site CareerBuilder has released a survey on the most outrageous excuses for coming in late. Employers across the country submitted gems like: I thought I won the lottery.


Good morning. I'm David Greene. If you're late for work right now, you better figure out what to tell your boss. And make it good. The job search site just released its most outrageous excuses for coming in late survey. Employers across the country submitted gems like, I thought I won the lottery; or my roommate cut my phone charger cord, so my alarm didn't go off. Here's an idea. Say there was this compelling story on the radio that you just couldn't turn off. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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