In your personal life being on time shows your loved ones you care and you take your time with them seriously—you don’t take that quality time for granted and you can be trusted to be there for them. When it comes t o your career, tardiness is not OK. According to a recent article on The Muse, “if you’re habitually late, you run the risk of undermining your professional reputation—no matter how smart, competent, or capable you might be.”