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“I forgot what day it was” no excuse for being late to work

It’s important to address any issues that may be affecting the productivity and efficiency of your medical office. Chronic tardiness can be a significant problem that can impact the entire office, so it’s important to address it in a timely and effective manner. Here are some steps you can take to address an employee who is consistently late for work:

  1. Set clear expectations: Make sure your employee is aware of the start time for their shift and any other expectations related to punctuality. It’s important that these expectations are communicated clearly so that there is no confusion or ambiguity.
  2. Identify the underlying cause: Talk to your employee to understand why they are consistently late. There may be personal or work-related factors that are contributing to their tardiness, such as transportation issues or family responsibilities. Listen to their concerns and try to work together to find a solution.
  3. Offer support: If your employee is dealing with personal issues that are affecting their punctuality, offer support and resources that may help them manage their responsibilities more effectively. For example, you may be able to offer flexible scheduling or suggest resources such as counseling or support groups.
  4. Implement consequences: If the employee’s tardiness is affecting the productivity or morale of the office, it may be necessary to implement consequences. Be clear about the consequences of continued tardiness, such as verbal or written warnings or other disciplinary action.
  5. Monitor progress: Check in regularly with your employee to see if they are making progress towards meeting their punctuality expectations. Be supportive and provide constructive feedback to help them improve.
  6. Celebrate success: If your employee makes significant improvements in their punctuality, make sure to acknowledge and celebrate their success. Positive reinforcement can help motivate employees to continue meeting expectations.

Remember, the goal is to help your employee improve their punctuality so that the entire office can operate more effectively. By taking a supportive and collaborative approach, you can help your employee overcome their tardiness and become a more reliable member of the team.

The dog ate my keys

While being late to work can have serious consequences, some people come up with unusual excuses for their tardiness. Here are some of the most outrageous excuses people have given for being late to work:

  1. My cat unplugged my alarm clock.
  2. I couldn’t find my shoes.
  3. I got lost on the way to work.
  4. My car got stuck in a mud puddle.
  5. My dog ate my keys.
  6. I had to wait for the rain to stop because I didn’t want to get my hair wet.
  7. My neighbor’s cows got out and blocked the road.
  8. My roommate locked me out of the house.
  9. I accidentally put my shirt on inside out and had to change.
  10. I got stuck in a slow-moving funeral procession.
  11. The power went out and my garage door wouldn’t open.
  12. I got a flat tire and had to wait for AAA to arrive.
  13. I was attacked by a swarm of bees.
  14. I forgot what day it was.
  15. My child threw up on me as I was leaving the house.
  16. There was a bear cub in the tree by the front door and an anxious mama bear on my sidewalk.

While some of these excuses may be legitimate, it’s important to remember that punctuality is an important aspect of professionalism and can affect the productivity and morale of the workplace. It’s important to communicate clear expectations and consequences for tardiness to ensure that everyone is on the same page.









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