I should have been up 45 minutes ago. That’s one of the reasons I get up so early. It gives me a bit of cushion should I need to sleep in a bit. I tossed and turned and had a pretty hard time sleeping last night. I suppose I shouldn’t have had that darned nap yesterday afternoon.

I never have understood how people can regularly show up late for work. As a manager I generally cured that of 99% of my employees. The ones that can’t get to work on time just didn’t get the good hours and I eventually replace them. When people know upfront what you expect and you send them home once or twice for being late, either they find another job or show up on time.

It’s a bit more difficult since these folks have a set of managers between myself and them. I have sent several home already but it hasn’t fixed the problem so far, although a couple of them seem to have gotten the message. I will just keep on harping on them until they get it right. Being late is just one of those things that irritate the hell out of me. I’ve already had a couple of the folks that are consistently late come to me asking for raises and they were genuinely offended when I told them that I wouldn’t even consider going to bat for them when they can’t get to work on time. There are other issues involved as well, such as being lazy as hell, but showing up when they are supposed to is a bit part of it.

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  1. Thank you so much for the link! I’ll be parked here for a bit checking your place out … and you may see some comments on really old posts.

  2. I don’t even think it’s a matter of a military mindset but just a matter of courtesy. I’m not that old having started to work in the eighties, but I was taught that you showed up for work on time and if you were going to be late you gave ample notice.

  3. Well Richard, all I can say is, it’s a sad state of affairs, but lots of people fail to accept any form of personal responsibility, and they feel that the rest of us OWE them something, usually everything…

    Would this be the appropriate time to call that herd a bunch of ASSHATS??

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