According to a new CareerBuilder.co.uk study, one in ten workers admit to being late at least once a month and 14% are late once a week or more.
“Employers understand that from time to time circumstances will arise that are out of a worker’s control and unfortunately cause them to arrive at work late,” says Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder UK.
“It escalates into a problem when the behaviour becomes repetitive, causing employers to take disciplinary action. Three in ten hiring managers reported that they had to fire someone for being late.”
The survey also asked what primarily makes employees late to work and found the following reasons to be most common: Traffic (41%); Lack of Sleep (25%); Public Transportation (22%); Weather (13%); Getting Children to School (7%); Wardrobe Issues (5%); Internet Use (3%) and Pets (3%).