what do you say to your boss if you are late?

India
August 7, 2008 12:54am CST
i usually take trafic conjestion as reason but if i am late on two consecutive days i have to find a better reason, which could be some problem on the way with the vehicle but if it happens for a third consecutive day, nothing saying half day pay gets cut
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@IInsanity (290)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 08
i think you should either tell the truth or come up with a more creative excuses. i'm not working yet, still in high school and am always late for class. i always say something that appeals to my teacher or make them pity me and let me off the hook. right now i'm known as the girl with serious gastric. hehe.
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@Mamagee (392)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 08
I don't like to be late because I don't know what kind of reason should I give to my boss. My boss will never accept reason such as traffic conjestion. You will hear this words "You know there's alot of vahicles nowadays and there's a traffic jam here and there, so why don't you wakeup early in the morning and go to work early so that there no more traffic problem". So... to overcome this, i have to wakeup early and go to work early. Now it was a habbit to me.
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• China
7 Aug 08
aha,You must face to your boss the real reason,maybe he can understand you.when you late for some days,your boss will cut your salary.that the next time don't be late.
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
Unfortunately, I couldn't use that excuse living in the same building where my workplace is located. I told my boss that I overslept and I made up for the work that I missed. At least, I'd get the reasons straight.
@snebxu66 (379)
• China
7 Aug 08
It's easy to face your boss for being late one time, but the boss will definitely not accept any explanation if you are late on consecutive days. Be a honest and diligent employee!
@bottan (51)
• India
7 Aug 08
It depends your relation with the boss.