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If you miss a zoom meeting your bosses are on as well as other attorneys because you overslept where you were supposed to share some updates on cases you are working on as part of the conversation, do you apologize and tell them you missed your alarm OR make something up (white lie) of something that came up that you had to deal with?

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Saying you “weren’t able to access the network” is technically true...

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Apologize profusely without offering an explanation.

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Yeah this is probably the best approach. No one will dare ask why in front of others. They know it was probably something stupid and don’t want to embarrass you unless of course you already have some enemies looking to bring you down.

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White lie! As acceptable as missing an alarm is, it could reflect on your carelessness (in their heads). I wouldn’t tell them.

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A2 - but at least you look like you are just putting out a fire. If you say you slept in you just look like a lazy, incompetent fool and possibly a party animal or drunk that was out late all night. In other words they can imagine more negative things related to the cause of waking up late vs just putting out a last minute work related fire that came up.

I would just say that I missed my alarm. Though if that happened pretty regularly, then maybe I would think of some other reason. But hopefully I would not be missing the alarms all the time to start coming up with excuses.

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Something like this happened to me once. I apologized profusely for missing the call, mentioned IT issues, and gave the update.

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Say you were sick. I don’t advocate for small lies because they catch up with you however this profession is asking a lot from everybody and one missed meeting is excusable.

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Similar situation happened to me once on an internal 4 person (including me) zoom meeting in the morning. I joined 15 minutes late (without video) and didn’t say anything to announce myself as they were in the middle of discussing matters. Partner mentions that I finally joined after finishing his spiel, and I just apologized for being late. Moved on pretty quickly. Personally, I don’t think you need to explain yourself because you end up rambling, lying or making up excuses.

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