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On the list of irritating workplace habits, excessive tardiness lands at the top. Being a chronic late-arriver puts you at a serious disadvantage professionally and it could even jeopardize your career. Put simply, when you’re habitually late, you appear:

  • Selfish
  • Disrespectful
  • Unreliable
  • Disorganized

Even if you’re none of these things, the perception still exists. And perceptions impact your reality, whether you like it or not. If people perceive you as untrustworthy, they treat you that way.

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