Call your office and let them know about your situation. This will show you understand of the importance of attendance. Even though you will not be on time, you took the time to call to let them know before you were going to be late. If you have a history of arriving to work on time and returning from breaks on time, they should understand. The next thing you need to do is decide on if you will change the tire right now or get a different ride to work. You could ride the bus or ask a a friend, neighbor, or co-worker for a ride to work. Make sure your appearance is professional when you arrive to work. This means you should change clothes to change your tire and then change back into your work clothes if that’s what you choose to do.
Working in the IT industry can be particularly stressful at times, and you may feel overloaded with work. One of the first professionalism skills you should use is to demonstrate self-control even though you feel stressed out. Maintain composure and keep a positive attitude. Take a step back and think about the priority and order in which to complete your tasks. One way to maintain a positive attitude is to think about each task as a goal; every time you mark one off your task list, you are moving forward. Taking pride in this work will also help you keep a positive attitude.