(NBC News) -- A survey out Thursday morning claims nearly three in 10 workers say they are late to work at least once a month.
The study company, TrueBlue, says they've also received many of the excuses workers gave for arriving late to work.
"I thought it was a holiday because of the solar eclipse", "I thought today was Saturday (it was Tuesday", and "There is a bear in my trash can, and I'm afraid to go outside."
Experts say you should get organized and lay everything out before you go to bed.
Ask for a later start time or telecommute if possible.
But really, experts believe the best medicine is to own your mistake and implement ways to make sure it never happens again.