ABC News ran a story about people running late and the expense. My gut response was "Duh."
A recent survey found 15 to 20 percent of the U.S. population is "consistently late," especially when it comes to work.
Chronic lateness isn't just annoying — it's expensive. American CEOs are late to eight out of every 10 meetings, according to a 2006 survey by Proudfoot Consulting. And when CEOs are late by 10 minutes every day, it costs the U.S. economy $90 billion in lost productivity.
Then I thought about a few of the meetings that I attend at my day job. I can't post what I'd like to say. It would be a "career limiting move" or CLM as one friend has dubbed them.
Then I thought, "holy crap. How much are these people making? Can't they afford an assistant like Van Wilder has in Taj?"
I need a life.