I was late to work today. I honestly have no idea what happened - one of those days where you set the alarm for the right time, hit snooze once or twice, and next thing you know it's been 45-minutes. Oops! In honor of my lateness... a funny article courtesy of MSN.com Careers with some great excuses for being late!
In all reality though, they touch on a good point. Just setting foot in the door at 8:00am (or whatever time your day starts) does not constitute being on-time. As a good employee, you really should be at your desk, computer up and running, beginning your work at 8:00am. Which probably means that you need to be walking in the door at 7:45am. So plan accordingly!