“If your position can’t change your view and actions on tardiness, the leader will eventually follow the ones being led.”
Whether you’re a manager, supervisor or employee, you are expected to remain employable. And I’ll explain what I mean by that in this blog. These are my opinions and If you’re offended then your presence and attention on my blog is wasted.
When you seek employment it’s most likely to pay bills and rent as most adults do. You apply for the position and hope you are impressionable enough to stand out amongst the other candidates. You show your best face and promise your time to that employer, do you not? Good news! You were hired for the position you applied for. You are expected to work 32-40 hours a week and are compensated either biweekly or weekly for the completion of the agreed upon hours you are being offered. The company will have you read over packets or a booklet that include their policies on tardiness, gross inattentiveness and insubordination to name a few. Still, you continue with this employment opportunity knowing what’s expected of you.
Now that you are employed, you’re obviously expected to report for the shifts you’ve agreed to on your initial application. You’re expected to respect the company’s policy and though life does happen and things can occur at a moments notice, tardiness and unexcused absences that become a pattern are the metaphorical kryptonite to your coworkers work ethics.
Generically speaking, the company policy example above explains what most companies expect. In the security field, 4 hours prior to your shift is what was enforced. But in retail I guess the time frame varies. The policy above gives you a general idea of what is expected of employees while employed with their company of choice. The biggest problem and complaint I have is tardiness. Not that I think I’m always on time but I can say even if I’m late im on time. But to watch a coworker relieve me late by 10 to 15 minutes when I can cover the same situation in less than 5 and im far from “militant”.
The disregard for your fellow coworker added up weekly is 60 minutes by your tardy standards. It’s funny to you but very disrespectful to me. You’re playing a game that I have no desire to sign up for. My job is serious to me, whether I complain or not. I hate that my work ethic is ignored while theirs is seriously lacking professionalism.
Speaking of complaints, Unprofessionally, my biggest one is tardiness. It’s 0815, welcome to work. I may have a complaint.