"What do you do when you oversleep for work? Take urgent leave?"上班日睡过头了怎么办?马上请假吗?


@Garrick Saito (本答案支持量:2.96k)

As soon as you wake up, place a phone call to whoever is expecting you, informing them you'll be late this morning. 

This person will, most likely, be your immediate supervisor.  This will remove all doubt as to your whereabouts.  It is advisable to express some type of regret during the call and that you'll be there within ____ minutes.  Be generous on your time estimate and arrive before then.

Something along the lines of this should do.

Don't chit chat. 

Don't try to make up a dumb excuse that you believe will sound semi-plausible.  Just get ready as quickly as possible and get your butt to work.  Don't speed, endangering the lives of innocent others.  You'll probably want to give up your daily morning visit to Starbucks on the way.

When you arrive at the office, there is no need to make a big announcement to everyone to why you were late.  Honestly, your co-workers don't really care.  Just have a seat and start your day.


@Jon Mixon:(本答案支持量:31)

Depends upon the reason and how I feel at the time.

1. If I overslept because I am ill, I always call in absent to work –

Unless they ABSOLUTELY need me (which is very rare) it’s better, in my opinion for me to stay home and get well than it is to go into work and do a half-assed job on a shortened work day. Also, I’m acutely sensitive about getting my co-workers sick, as I have been in situations where they were not so kind.

2.If it was because I couldn’t sleep or didn’t sleep well, I go to work

While I’m tired, my not being able to sleep (unless it was because of illness) is my problem, not my employer’s. I call in, state that I’m going to be late and then go to work.

3. If/when I overslept due to my excessive use of alcohol the night before I still go into work –
3. 如果/当我是因为前晚喝酒过多造成的睡过头,我还得去上班。

I get up, call my boss tell him/her that I overslept and I get to work as soon as possible. Again, my overindulgence is my issue, so I go in and take my lumps.

So in short, unless I am sick, if I oversleep I get up, call my job letting them know that I’m running late and I head into work.