How strict is your employer about punctuality and does it matter?

posted 2 weeks ago in Career
Post # 76
187 posts
Blushing bee

My company doesn’t care what time you come in as long as 1. you are on time for meetings and 2. your work is done well.

This freedom is my favorite thing about my company and I see it as a major perk, better than free lunches or parties or other things companies do to try to keep employees around. 

Post # 77
145 posts
Blushing bee

I work a salaried job. There’s this one lady who is consistently late coming into work. Sometimes even 30 minutes. She does not live far away from our job. Late coming back from her breaks as well. We tell each other (group of 4 ladies) when we are going on break so they know, she will just sneakily leave without telling anyone. When she goes to break it’s only one other person there so it’s respectful to let them know they are going to be alone instead of just wandering off. 

She always makes personal calls. I’ll hear her call someone and then they can’t talk and she will call someone else just to chat. She drives me crazy and guess what? She never gets in trouble for it. 


I personally think, if you have a set schedule ex. 8-5, come at your scheduled time. That’s it. Not 10-15 min afterwards. Of course sometimes everyone is a few minutes late, but everyday I think is unacceptable. 

Post # 78
1313 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

CakeSniffer :  I’m a teacher, so it’s a bit different in that you absolutely MUST be on time otherwise there’s a class full of kids waiting for you. We are expected to be at work half an hour before classes start and to remain at work at least half an hour after our last class or yard duty. In reality, the majority of teachers work far longer hours than the required minimum.

Not being punctual to classes, unless you have a good reason, is majorly frowned upon and would earn you a formal warning very quickly.

Post # 79
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - My parents' back yard

I’m a high school teacher so I have to be on time, otherwise the kids will be standing outside, unable to get in class. It would be very obvious if I was late. I think it’s actually good for me. I need that structure otherwise I would go off track, as I have a tendency to be late.

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