HR Strange But True!
March 24, 2011

What happens if you are consistently late to work and always provide a different excuse? Apart from possible problems with your boss, you may become the center of an office pool, as one SBT reader points out.

Gambling on Tardiness
One reader (and his co-workers) would make two bets daily on one employee since he was ALWAYS late.

  • Bet #1 was how many minutes late.
  • Bet #2 was his "excuse" for being late.

The “consistently late co-worker” never caught on to the game and he would pretend to be mad and serious when he walked in late.

The SBT reader would start a game asking for "time and reason!" One guy really hit it on the head once when he very jokingly said, "Time, 10 minutes: Reason, cops."

The “consistently late co-worker” came in ten minutes late and blamed it on a speeding ticket. According to our reader, “the guy who predicted it did the most glorious silent victory dance.”

Thank you HRSBT reader, we appreciate your submission!

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