As a detail oriented person, you are meticulous about planning your day the night before, reviewing to-do lists and laying out the clothes you'll wear. You follow your routine to ensure you are able to get to work, not just on-time, but early! What happens when something goes wrong?
"I got a flat tire on the way to work. Even though I left 15 minutes early, I knew it would set me back and I might be late. I called my coworker to let him know and then I called my boss. I ended up being late for a meeting, but everyone was understanding because I was so proactive and responsive from the minute it happened."
"I always aim to be at work thirty minutes before the start of my shift so that I can make sure that I'm refreshed and ready to start. But, things happen, so the moment that I think that there's a possibility that I may be late to work, I immediately notify my team and my superior to tell them the reason that I may be late, as well as my estimated time of arrival. If it's appropriate, I ask a colleague to take over any immediate duties that need to be handled."