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Have you ever been tardy for work before?
Advice
You are a reliable person who arrives to work a few minutes early for each shift! Begin by telling the interviewer that you always leave your home a few minutes early to ensure you arrive to work on time for each shift. Mention that when the weather is poor, you plan ahead by leaving extra time to get to work, and you have backup plans in place for childcare in case your current plans fall through. If you have ever been tardy, be sure to mention why you were tardy and how you called into work to notify them that you would be late. You might state, "I was stuck on the interstate due to an accident one-time last year. I was sitting in stand still traffic for 25 minutes. I called my manager right away to let her know I was in stand still traffic, and I notified her that I would be in as soon as possible. I am typically always on time, so she had no concerns with it since it was outside of my control."
Answer examples
"I was stuck on the interstate due to an accident one-time last year. I was sitting in stand still traffic for 25 minutes. I called my manager right away to let her know I was in stand still traffic, and I notified her that I would be in as soon as possible. I am typically always on time, so she had no concerns with it since it was outside of my control."

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User-Submitted Answers

Have you ever been tardy for work before?
1.
Yes. I called to let my employer know that I would be late.
2.
Yes,I called to let my employer to know that I would be late.
3.
No I usually like to be puntual at work unless I am sick that is not usual.
4.
Maybe once but only by a minute.
5.
I always schedule time for working correctly.
6.
Yes, very rarely, and call in advance that I will be so.
7.
I have never been tardy for work before.
8.
I would have to say probably once, the traffic was backed up because I witnessed an accident.
9.
I have never been tardy for work before.
10.
Never, I am a very punctual person.
11.
I never tried to be tardy for work, but the only time I was, was for traffic.
12.
I have but never more than a few minutes, punctuality is very important it shows professionalism.
13.
Yes. Not often but has happened.
14.
Yes, but will call supervisor to inform them.
15.
No I feel it is important to get there early.
16.
NO I try to complete the work in given tine to me.
17.
I have when I have had car issues only.
18.
Yes, because of the weather.
19.
Yes, I got a late start and time got away from me but I also called while I was leaving to let my manager know that I was going to be about 10-15 mins late.
20.
No I am a person who is a good timekeeper both in work and in my personal life - it just comes naturally to me at this stage of my life.
21.
I have not had another job before, but from my history of punctuality in school and my work placement, there are very few times I have been late, and even in the times I have been late, I have always had a reasonable explanation.
22.
No... I love my job and its something I enjoy doing so you can never get tardy doing something I enjoy.
23.
Yes.. I'll inform my supervisor that i'll be late..
24.
Once, I had a fender bender in the rain and stayed to talk with police. Another time, I had a flat tire on the highway and had to wait for roadside assistance.
25.
There have been a few times that I have been tardy, whether it was because of car problems, or family problems. However, I always gave my supervisor notice of my situation and the estimated time that I should be into work.
26.
For school clubs there are various tasks that need to be completed for example holding up signs downtown right after school. I made sure to be there early almost every time. Thus I would never be late to work either.
27.
As a cashier being on time for work is the number one priority, so I try my best to be on time.
28.
I've never had a job before. However when I was in school I was never late.
29.
Yes when I had a flat tire.
30.
I have never been to work late.
31.
Yes. I called my manager to know that I will be late for a minute.
32.
I am always punctual at my work.
33.
No I'm not tardy for work.
34.
Yes sir sometimes I have been tardy for work due to the transportation service ,
35.
No I have not been tardy to a job before I am very good at managing time.
36.
Yes, when I didn't have a ride.
37.
I may have been tardy once or twice, but I followed up with calling my manager allowing them to know my situation ahead of time.
38.
Yes. I have slept in twice when I worked at 5 am.
39.
I have currently never worked.
40.
Yes once, & informed the Shift manager about getting late.
41.
I am a very punctual person unless I am sick.
42.
No, I belive being on time is very important and shows respect towards your fellow employees and boss.
43.
No I am arrived at work on time.
44.
No, never. I have always been early, or on time.
45.
I have not been tardy for work.
46.
I have never been tardy for a job, I am normally a few minutes early if anything.
47.
Maybe yes, when there is a no customers.
48.
I have never been late for work before.
49.
No, I have never been tardy for work before.
50.
No I have not ever been late for work.
51.
Yes. That is because I am not feeling well that time and its not my day off yet.
52.
Yes, I have but it was only one time. I never again was tardy.
53.
No, I am always punctual.
54.
Yes, we're not machinery but I can still handle situation like this.
55.
No, I don't have any tardiness violation issues with any of my post job before.
56.
I did once or twice when the weather was too bad that I had to shovel the driveway before I leave for work.
57.
I did only once or twice due to a bad weather condition.
58.
No I have never been tardy for wok before and for this job I will give my 101% to be punctual.
59.
I may have been a few times due to situations beyond my control.
60.
Maybe a few times due to situations beyond my control such as a flat tire.
61.
No, never. I am a punctual person and I hate when people are being late. Moreover I am agile girl, so I fit well in time.
62.
Yes, but I learned my vault from mistake and hope to improve that I'll arrive 15 min.
63.
Only for a good reason like a doctor's visit.
64.
Yes I have been twice but not concurrently.
65.
No, actually I arrived in office ahead of the regular working hour.
66.
Yes I do but I can handle it.
67.
No I have ability to work great in a team as well as a single player.
68.
Never, I always go to work before time.
69.
Yes, one time, but only 5 minutes.
70.
I think once when I have a fever.
71.
No always on time or before.
72.
Yes I have been. But every rarely.
73.
No I am enoying my work this I cant feel tatdy.
74.
No I've never had a previous job.
75.
Yes I have been late for work in the past but I ensured that I sent an email to say I was going to be late and in addition called in to make sure my supervisor was informed.
76.
Yes, I have been tardy before.
77.
No, I always come to form on time.
78.
Never, im very punctional person.
79.
I have not, I take punctuality very seriously. I will always be to work on time.
80.
No I'm usually very punctual.
81.
I have never been tardy to work before, considering that this is my first job that I'm applying for, but I've never been tardy to class before.
82.
Considering that this is my first job that I'm applying for, I have never been tardy to work, nor have I ever been tardy to class.
83.
About two times because of mta problem so I have learned to give an half an hr leeway for any unforeseen circumstances. Better to be early than late and it shows commitment.
84.
No, I always try to leave my house ten mins earlier just in case if there's traffic.
85.
Yes the place I used to work before we would go home at midnight at times.
86.
No I have not I belive its imortant to get here on time, there might be times that things happen unexpected but its important to try.