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It's always a race to beat the clock to work in the morning and it turns out that a lot of people are letting the clock get the best of them.

Career Builder found these eyebrow raising results.

Of a representative sample of more than 3,000 full-time workers in our country, 23 percent of employees were late once a month.

15 percent were late at least once a week.

Certainly that has big implications for bosses and managers. Well, the survey talked to them too.

Not surprisingly, 48-percent of bosses reported that they expect employees to be on time every day.

34-percent said they could deal with employees being late once in a while.

But not all bosses are watching your in time. A surprising 18-percent of bosses and managers said they did not care about tardiness as long as the work gets done.

As far as the most frequently reported reasons for being late: traffic is number one, followed by sleep, problems with public transportation, bad weather, and dropping off kids at school. Do any of these sound familiar?

And some of the more unusual reasons given for being late:

"Employee accidentally put superglue in her eye instead of contact lens solution, and had to go to the emergency room."
"Employee forgot that the company had changed locations."

And lastly, an employee claimed a zebra was running down the highway, holding up traffic. This one is so great because it turned out to be true. But you definitely can't use that one every day!

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