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You're late to work.. why?

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You overslept.  You spilled your coffee.  You (gasp) blame your kid?  You might have said one or all of these things when you've tried to explain to your boss why you're late for work... but have you ever told him you were attacked by a bear?

Careerbuilder has published a list of the nine craziest excuses for being late for work-- and they're real.  The study was based on surveys of more than 2,600 hiring managers and more than 3,900 workers across the country, and it also revealed these other crazy excuses:

  • Employee dropped her purse into a coin-operated newspaper box and couldn't retrieve it without change--which was in the purse.
  • Employee accidentally left the apartment with his roommate's girlfriend's shoes on and had to go back to change.
  • Employee's angry wife had frozen his truck keys in a glass of water in the freezer.
  • Employee got a late start because she was putting a raincoat on her cement duck in her front yard (because rain was expected later that day).
  • Employee's car wouldn't start because the Breathalyzer showed he was intoxicated.
  • Employee attempted to cut his own hair before work and the clippers stopped working, so he had to wait until the barbershop opened to fix his hair.
  • Employee drove to her previous employer by mistake.
  • Employee claimed to have delivered a stranger's baby on the side of the highway.

The study also said that more than a quarter of workers admitted they were tardy at least once a month, with 16 percent admitting they were late at least once a week.

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