"Opinion" Excuses can wreck you
Making excuses is like taking drugs, it’s an attempt to push aside reality while making the reality even worse. Excuse makers start with complaints about what they are struggling with in life, they will explain to you why they are the victim, and they will explain why there is no possible solution to their issues. If you are an excuse maker, here are some reasons you should switch to being an action taker.
Great-Grandpa Went Out For A Loaf Of Bread: Returned 5 Months Later
** This article is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by my father, who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. My father has long had a habit of going to the grocery store and coming back with everything on the list, except for the loaf of bread. We were laughing about this the other day when my father suddenly remembered this story.
Funny excuses heard in HR from employees late to work
** This article is based on nonfiction by actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. As an employee working in HR, I’ve heard some great reasons for people to be late to work. After several years of these excuses, I decided that I should keep track of them and share them in an article. Here are some of the funniest (and even a few plausible) excuses that I’ve heard in HR for people being late to work.
It is Time to Own Up to Our Own Mistakes
I do not tolerate well people who push the blame on someone else, other than themselves, for things that go wrong in their life. I know a few people who act this way and realize their parents were not the best examples to follow. So why continue the same pattern? You are not obligated to do the same as your parents did. I believe we are responsible for the way our life turns out. Yes, we all have problems and not everyone had a perfect childhood. We all have encountered hard times and struggles. But we learned from those struggles - or some of us did. Most of us realize where the problem stems from and take action to avoid repeating the same situations. The issue lies when some people never attempt to correct it, even when they know that there is a problem and what the root of the problem is.