Let’s face it, not matter how hard some people try they will always be late to work. In fact, a new poll finds that 25% of workers say they’re late at least once a month, while 12% say they’re late at least once a week.
The most common excuses for being late include traffic (51%), oversleeping (31%) and bad weather (28%), but there are always some people who like to get creative when explaining the reason for their tardiness. CareerBuilder talked to over 1,000 human resource workers and 800 workers to find out the craziest excuses ever offered for being late, and there’s no doubt many wouldn’t fly in an office.
Most outrageous excuses for being late include:
- It's too cold to work.
- I had morning sickness (it was a man).
- My coffee was too hot and I couldn't leave until it cooled off.
- An astrologer warned me of a car accident on a major highway, so I took all backroads, making me an hour late.
- My dog ate my work schedule.
- I was here, but I fell asleep in the parking lot.
- My fake eyelashes were stuck together.
- Although it has been five years, I forgot I did not work at my former employer's location and drove there on accident.
As for whether being late for work is at all acceptable, it really isn't. The survey finds that 60% of employers expect employees to be on time, while 43% have fired people for their tardiness.
They say good fences make good neighbors but for some people there really is no such thing as a good neighbor. There are plenty of people out there who’ve encountered neighbors who are just the worst, which can often lead to some very scary confrontations.
But not all people like to deal with their awful neighbors face-to-face, and the results can be pretty hilarious. Folks online have been sharing the passive aggressive ways they’ve been dealing with bad neighbors, and some are so brilliant it may leave you wondering why you never tried it before.
For example, one family who lives next door to bigots decided to put up 10,000 lights in the color of a rainbow in their front yard, while another person, who’s neighbor complained about their unpainted fence, decided to paint “Look Bob I painted my fence,” with a smiley face on the offending structure.
Other passive aggressive ways of confronting a neighbor include:
- When a neighbor stole their two-year-old’s pumpkin off the porch, the person put up a sign thanking the offender for teaching their kid a “life lesson,” that “sometimes people are mean for no reason.”
- For a neighbor who throws their cigarette butts on the ground, a person used them to write out “Get an Ashtray” on the sidewalk.
- Someone named their WiFi network “You’re music is annoying,” while another neighbor answered that with “Your grammar is more annoying.”
- After someone stopped a washing machine and took out a person’s clothes, the owner of the clothes got back at them. After calling him an a-hole, the guy wrote “unfortunately for you so am I. You can find your wet clothes frozen outside in the snow.”
- Someone with a clompy neighbor posted a picture of flip flops with bricks as the soles, writing “Upstairs neighbor’s favorite shoes.”
- One person left a serious threat for folks who don’t pick up after their dog. After warning them that they are on camera, their sign read, “If you don’t pick up after your dog we’ll send our grandson to poop on your lawn.”
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Source: The Sun
Some call Christmas the “most wonderful time of the year,” but the holidays have nothing on Girl Scout cookie season. Girl Scouts have been selling cookies to raise money and learn business skills since 1917 and now dedicated fans wait patiently for cookie season to roll around so they can stock up on their tasty treats for the year.
Girl Scouts have sold many different flavors of cookies over the 100+ years, and some have been more popular than others. So which is America’s favorite? It’s deeply personal for most Girl Scout cookie lovers, but according to the organization’s website, the best-selling Girl Scout cookie is the Thin Mint.
Thin Mints are so popular, you can find the flavor in other products, like Dunkin Donuts Thin Mint Iced Coffee and Thin Mint Yoplait yogurt. So they’re the best-seller, but the S’mores cookies that launched last year became the most popular Girl Scout to ever be released.
So if you’re lucky enough to see those Girl Scouts set up outside your grocery store, stock up while you can. Cookie season is usually January through April, so time is running out.
Source: Taste of Home
We all know how important getting a good night’s sleep is, but even with the best intentions, everything from what you had for dinner to what you do for a living can impact sleep. That’s right, your career can affect how much you sleep and new research shows which jobs are getting the least shut-eye.
A new survey from Hillarys, a retailer in the UK, asked 4,596 Britons about their sleep habits. The survey shows that only 11% of them feel they get enough sleep a night and looking at how little some folks are sleeping, it’s no surprise. So which career gets the least amount of sleep? Healthcare professionals do with an average of four hours and 15 minutes a night. On the flip side, workers with jobs in the hair and beauty industry get twice that amount, with an average of nine hours and 40 minutes.
People who work in these industries were found to get the least amount of sleep:
- Healthcare – 4 hours 15 minutes
- Law enforcement – 4 hours 30 minutes
- Teaching – 4 hours 35 minutes
- Journalists – 4 hours 50 minutes
- Hospitality – 5 hours
But those who work in these fields are getting the most sleep:
- Hair and beauty – 9 hours 40 minutes
- Telemarketers – 8 hours 45 minutes
- Insurance – 8 hours 20 minutes
- Retail – 8 hours 15 minutes
- Construction – 8 hours 10 minutes
Many of us grew up watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on TV and Fred Rogers’ influence still affects kids today. That man connected with kids like no one else, so he could entertain and educate them in a unique way. Here are some of the best lessons he taught that are still relevant today.
How to console children during times of tragedy - Mr. Rogers wanted parents to be honest with kids about tragic events, and one of his most famous quotes reflects that. “My mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping',” he explains. “To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world."
Accept your kids for who they are - When Mr. Rogers sang, “It’s you I like, It’s not the things you wear. It’s not the way you do your hair. But it’s you I like, the way you are right now, the way deep down inside you. Not the things that hide you. It’s you I like,” it doesn’t get more unconditional that than.
Be compassionate to your children - He valued being nice over being right or strict. “There are three ways to ultimate success,” Mr. Rogers said. “The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind."
How to deal with milestones and endings - Milestones can be bittersweet and filled with mixed emotions and Mr. Rogers understood that and offered comfort with these words: “Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else."
Teach your kids to be learners - Mr. Rogers knew how important it is to teach kids how to love learning and he supported letting them learn freely so little minds can discover lessons in their adventures. “The more you learn,” he said, “the better feeling you have about yourself and the world we live in.”