Thursday, June 3, 2010

Does This Mean I Get Detention?

Do you all remember these?

I'm sure we've all gotten one at some point in our life, heck I think I got one almost everyday I was in school, lol.

I've never been an "on time" kind of person. Like Ever. I'm pretty much late to everything by at least 5 minutes (ok, more like 10-15) & none of my past supervisors at work have ever had an issue with it because I've always stayed late to make up the time. Until now.

It appears that this new department I'm in takes their 'on time' rule very very seriously because I actually got a Tardy Slip for being 9 minutes late today...and that's with me calling in & notifying them of my being late. I think it's totally lame & way childlike. I guess they've had these stupid slips around forever & everyone thinks they're super lame but the supervisors keep them around cause it makes them feel cool or something, ha ha.

Anyway, after my mini Barbie doll supervisor gave it to me I couldn't help but feel like I needed to go see the Principle or I half expected her to say I needed to stay after school for detention, lol. Ah...fun times at a lame job!

And, in the spirit of all thing tardy here are some very unusual excuses that people have given their boss's for being late to work:

1. My heat was shut off so I had to stay home to keep my snake warm.

2. My husband thinks it's funny to hide my car keys before he goes to work.

3. I walked into a spider web on the way out the door and couldn't find the spider, so I had to go inside and shower again.

4. I got locked in my trunk by my son.

5. My left turn signal was out so I had to make all right turns to get to work.

6. A gurney fell out of an ambulance and delayed traffic.

7. I was attacked by a raccoon and had to stop by the hospital to make sure it wasn't rabid.

8. I feel like I'm in everyone's way if I show up on time.

9. I have transient amnesia and couldn't remember my job.

10. The line was too long at Starbucks.

I'm so glad tomorrow's Friday...


  1. You actually got a tardy slip?! I can't believe that. It's funny though because the big boss got on to me today for being late this week (no more than 10 minutes). I almost laughed out loud and wanted to say "Hey! I worked over 255 hours last month and you want to get on to me for being late?" The reason, I overslept because of all the damn hours.

    better luck tomorrow I guess.

  2. I can't believe that you got a tardy slip! A previous job of mine would count any time being late by more than 5 minutes as an "incident" (along with being late from returning to lunch, punching out prior to 5:01 p.m., and calling in sick), and if you got 10 incidents in a year (which stack up faster than you would think) you would get written up. Three write ups would equal termination. Lame companies all around!

  3. So lame! You should have asked her how many of these late slips you were allowed before getting into trouble. Ha ha! I'm pretty notorious for being late, except when I'm on vacation. I'm always on time for some reason.

  4. Shut up! That's soooo childish and hilarious! I'm late every day to work by 6-9 minutes. Never any less and rarely more.

    Also... a good reason for being late that I've actually been given by one of my employees: "I took a sleeping pill last night and had a hard time getting up." When asked what time he took teh sleeping pill he said 6pm the night before. Really? Really buddy? You mean by 7 the next morning you still were groggy!? Pfft. Lightweight.

  5. My husband's job is the worst! He works at a customer help line. He has to sign into the system at the exact right time or he gets docked. And not just a tardy slip or infraction. He gets time taken away from his paid time off. So if he's 6 minutes late signing in, he gets 6 less PTO minutes. And yes, they count down to the minute. And no, he can't just work 6 more minutes at the end of his day to make up for it. That's considered "making your own hours". Blah.


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