Recently, a Gen Z posted a tearful Tik Tok Video claiming “Time Blindness” prevents her from getting to work on time, and asked a possible future employer if exemptions could be made for her “condition”. The video has gone viral and caught the attention of the media and has been slammed by Psychologists.

@chaotic_philosopher I’m tired of workers’ rights not being prioritized in this country. And we’re entitled for suggesting it should be different… I don’t think so. #workersrights #employeerights #workers #capitalismsucks #capitalism #thesystemisbroken #fyp ♬ original sound – ♻️ Chaotic Philosopher♾️

We can struggle with time management on occasion. It’s a natural consequence of hyper focus, or becoming so engrossed in an activity that you block out everything else around you.

For people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder, keeping track of time can be particularly difficult. But for the bulk of us, can we really use time blindness as an excuse for being late to work and other events?

Psychologist Kim Cullen joined Leah to share her views on this controversial topic.