Even though everyone knows the importance of being on time and that being constantly late is perceived as being rude, there are times when you can run a little late and that might not even be your fault. Being always on time is hard especially if you are a night owl, if you stay up late at night and you have to get up early in the morning. That’s okay if you work in a flexible environment that allows you to be a couple of minutes late if you do your job properly. But that’s not aways the case and sometimes, arriving late at a meeting can get you into trouble. Here are 7 things you should do when you are running a little late:
1. Call as Soon as Possible
If you realize that you are running a little bit late, then the first thing you should do is to call to tell the people who are waiting for you that you will not be able to be there on time. Even though you may not want to do this, this is a necessary thing to do because others may count on you to be there on time and if you don’t let them know that you are running late, they might be disappointed.