Ever Had One of "Those" Mornings?

We all know that some mornings its harder than others to get to work on time. 

That said, a new CareerBuilder survey chronicles some of the most outrageous excuses hiring managers reported employees offered for arriving late to work:

  • I got mugged and was tied to the steering wheel of my car.
  • My deodorant was frozen to the window sill.
  • My car door fell off.
  • It was too windy.
  • I dreamed I was already at work.
  • I had to go to the hospital because I drank antifreeze.
  • I had an early morning gig as a clown.
  • A roach crawled in my ear.
  • I saw an elderly lady at a bus stop and decided to pick her up.
  • My dog swallowed my cell phone.      

The survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive among 2,720 hiring managers and human resource professionals (employed full-time; not self-employed; with at least significant involvement in hiring decisions; non government); and 5,231 U.S. employees (employed full-time; not self-employed; non government) ages 18 and over, between November 5 and November 23, 2009.