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Is it okay to stop for coffee if you're late for work?

The classic text: "Hey [boss name], I'm going to be a little bit late–traffic is terrible!" You've let your superior know you'll be late, but who knows how late. Some would argue this is the perfect time to stop for coffee; it's necessary to get through a day that's already off to a bad start. Others are horrified by the idea of walking into their office late with a Starbucks cup, saying it sends the message that you don't care how late you are to work. What do you think? 

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Is it okay to stop for coffee if you're late for work?
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If you're already late to work, there's no reason why you shouldn't stop to grab your coffee of choice. It takes approximately five minutes to order a cup of coffee, and if you're 30 minutes late to work, making it 35 minutes won't make any difference. 

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You should absolutely not stop to get coffee if you're late to work. Walking into work late is already mortifying enough. Imagine making that walk of shame with a to-go coffee cup in your hand. Every one of your coworkers (including your boss) will know you're late either because you got coffee or you didn't care enough about being late that you stopped to get coffee. Not a good look.

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Come on, if you're late, that's an indication that you need coffee even more than you would on an average day. 

Picture it: You oversleep. You trip on your hair-dryer cord. You poke your eye with your mascara. And now, of course, you're late to work. This is the kind of day when Starbucks is necessary. If you stop, you'll be doing all of your coworkers a favor. 

#NoCoffeeWhenLate

Most offices provide some form of caffeine for their employees. It only makes sense to keep people fueled and focused. Even if it may not be the best, you should absolutely rely on your office coffee on the days that you're late.

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Is it okay to stop for coffee if you're late for work?
#AlwaysStop4Coffee
A festive crown for the winner
#NoCoffeeWhenLate