U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-09-2019, 02:56 PM
 
1,724 posts, read 568,739 times
Reputation: 3681

Advertisements

She knows she can get to work earlier. Most likely she has other issues in her life that she's dealing with that's impacting her here. I sympathize. I went through years where I let personal issues get out of control and it impacted my job. She'll get fired or laid off eventually if it keeps up, and that might be a wake up call. Again, I'm not saying this to criticize, I've been there.

Learning the hard way is the most effective way someone will learn.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-09-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
5,833 posts, read 4,871,492 times
Reputation: 19615
I guess she just needs to ask herself how badly she needs that money she's being paid. If she doesn't need it, then she'll see just how fast it can be taken away. If she needs the money, she'll learn to get up and out of the house at a normal time. I had one job that I had to start at 6 am and I lived 45 minutes away, so you can imagine what time I had to be up! And that boss would write you up the second time you were late, and after that you were living on borrowed time.

If she complained to me, I'd just tell her she's a grown up and needs to act like one. If she can't get there on time, there are plenty more people lined up behind her who'll take that job, be on time, and probably do it better then her.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
1,188 posts, read 590,478 times
Reputation: 3034
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adriank7 View Post
She doesnít have to be there until 9 am and itís about 5 miles away. She is frequently 5 or 10 minutes late. Her boss asked her if she had a problem being on time. She said she is usually there by 9 or a little after but they want her at her desk by 9 and she said that is ridiculous. I told her itís not and itís easy to get there a few minutes early. Itís 9 am start time. A lot of people start at 8. Her husband has left by 7. Her kids by 7:30 and are teens. You have over and hour after that. How is it not possibly to be at her job by 8:50. Especially if you are only 10 to 15 minutes away. You also wonít hit school traffic either. I didnít say all this to her but she was frustrated with me for saying that maybe leave herself a few more minutes in the morning and she is mad at he boss for saying she should be at her desk at 9.
I had a friend like this--she said she was always 10 or 15 minutes late. She didn't get in trouble--but she didn't get promoted to office manager when that job opened up, either. If you're ten minutes late every day, you're missing almost an hour a week of work.

I'd hazard a guess that your friend has more issues than this at her job.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2019, 07:06 PM
 
2,078 posts, read 610,748 times
Reputation: 2961
It's a "show up" job.

Show up or get fired.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: on the wind
7,260 posts, read 2,997,514 times
Reputation: 24574
A relative of mine is always late...for just about everything unless it is something SHE planned. Work included. Always has an excuse but the reality is she resents being told where to be by anyone else. Heaven forbid an employer have the audacity to expect her presence.

She was always outraged and quick to blame everyone but herself every time she was "let go".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2019, 08:38 PM
 
19,019 posts, read 7,402,066 times
Reputation: 8118
Quote:
Originally Posted by evening sun View Post
Let her learn the hard way.


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2019, 09:02 PM
 
1,582 posts, read 412,688 times
Reputation: 2935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adriank7 View Post
She doesnít have to be there until 9 am and itís about 5 miles away. She is frequently 5 or 10 minutes late. Her boss asked her if she had a problem being on time. She said she is usually there by 9 or a little after but they want her at her desk by 9 and she said that is ridiculous. I told her itís not and itís easy to get there a few minutes early. Itís 9 am start time. A lot of people start at 8. Her husband has left by 7. Her kids by 7:30 and are teens. You have over and hour after that. How is it not possibly to be at her job by 8:50. Especially if you are only 10 to 15 minutes away. You also wonít hit school traffic either. I didnít say all this to her but she was frustrated with me for saying that maybe leave herself a few more minutes in the morning and she is mad at he boss for saying she should be at her desk at 9.
I know a dentist who told me he decided to have the office open an hour earlier so he could see more patients before they go to work, they were closed on Fridays. The receptionist said she couldn't do that and they would have to keep the hours the same. It was odd, she didn't say she would quit, but to dictate to the owner of a small business his change wasn't possible. He said they took her out to a nice lunch on her last day and wished her well.

You should ask her to mention her favorite place for lunch to her boss, to increase her chances of being taken out someplace nice on her last day too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2019, 09:19 PM
 
2,504 posts, read 715,624 times
Reputation: 3489
5 miles away.

15 minute commute.

And she is WHINING?

Such a ridiculous entitlement mentality.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2019, 05:31 AM
 
19,019 posts, read 7,402,066 times
Reputation: 8118
Quote:
Originally Posted by rummage View Post
I know a dentist who told me he decided to have the office open an hour earlier so he could see more patients before they go to work, they were closed on Fridays. The receptionist said she couldn't do that and they would have to keep the hours the same. It was odd, she didn't say she would quit, but to dictate to the owner of a small business his change wasn't possible. He said they took her out to a nice lunch on her last day and wished her well.

You should ask her to mention her favorite place for lunch to her boss, to increase her chances of being taken out someplace nice on her last day too.
That was nice of him to take her out. Maybe this lady's boss will do that, also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2019, 06:46 AM
 
8,664 posts, read 19,160,824 times
Reputation: 11581
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adriank7 View Post
She doesnít have to be there until 9 am and itís about 5 miles away. She is frequently 5 or 10 minutes late. Her boss asked her if she had a problem being on time. She said she is usually there by 9 or a little after but they want her at her desk by 9 and she said that is ridiculous. I told her itís not and itís easy to get there a few minutes early. Itís 9 am start time. A lot of people start at 8. Her husband has left by 7. Her kids by 7:30 and are teens. You have over and hour after that. How is it not possibly to be at her job by 8:50. Especially if you are only 10 to 15 minutes away. You also wonít hit school traffic either. I didnít say all this to her but she was frustrated with me for saying that maybe leave herself a few more minutes in the morning and she is mad at he boss for saying she should be at her desk at 9.
Our tardy policy is quite clear, you are expected to be clocked in, in your work area, and ready to work by the start of your shift. So if her shift starts at 9 AM her butt needs to be at her desk and ready to work at 9 AM not 9:05 or 910.

When, not if, sheís fired sheís going to blame it all on her boss. I can guarantee you her boss is documenting all of these incidents.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top