Boss' response to woman's mad excuse for being late to work is absolutely brilliant
Many of us, at some point in our lives, have been late for work. Oftentimes, it's for reasons we can't help - like bad traffic, or a freak snowstorm. On occasion, however, we are definitely to blame, and should've thought twice before snoozing our alarms or staying out until 3 am the night before.
Either way, whether it's your fault or not, the best thing to do when you know you're going to be clocking in a little late is to tell your boss the truth. After all, if you lie there's a chance you'll get caught out (which obviously isn't a great thing to have on your track record); but, if you tell the truth, at least your manager knows it was an honest mistake and you probably won't do it again if you can help it.
Maybe you'll get a bit of a dressing down for forgetting to put your alarm clock forward or losing your car keys in the washing machine, but at least you won't have lost your boss' trust.
Then again, there are some excuses you might not want to be totally blunt with.
Take Jenn, for example, who claimed she couldn't make it into work on time because her dog "looked really cute":
Now, I'm a sucker for an adorable puppy pic, and that dog is definitely of a few cute snaps here and there - but if I was Jenn's boss, I'd probably not be best pleased. In fact, if I think I messaged my boss saying I was running late because my cat was looking especially cute that morning (which she always is, by the way), I'd never get to work on time again.
However, rather than tell Jenn to quit the photoshoot and get into the office pronto, the woman's boss sent this sweet message in reply:
After posting the message on Imgur, Jenn's boss, who goes by the username CainMolir, included a few details about his employee and why he was so generous towards her:
"This lady has been with the company for about 8 years. In my time, she has never been late, called out, etc. She's also a very sweet older lady that the guys in the office call 'Mom.'
"Two tickets for the Bark at the Park promotional game coming up will be purchased, and given to her by the end of the day.
"How could I be upset over that cute pup?! Be nice to each other today!"
He then provided some updates after other users asked more questions about how often Jenn pulls this sort of stunt:
"To answer some questions - I looked it up, and yes, this was the first time Jenn has been late in nearly six years. She missed work one other time in her nearly eight-year career with us, and that was when her son had his wisdom teeth removed about nine months into her employment.
"She was eleven minutes late today - not too terrible, if you're asking me."
So, folks, if you're planning on sneaking in a few minutes late one morning next week, my advice to you is this: prove you're usually on time for a while beforehand, and make sure you have some super cute puppy pics on hand as an excuse.