How many days you go office late?

India
July 6, 2008 11:58am CST
Are you punctual in attending office daily, or how many days you go late to office? How do you feel when you try your best and still not able to attend office at the right time?
12 responses
• United States
12 Jul 08
My office is pretty laid back so being on time really isn't really a factor for employee performance. My boss more often than not comes into the office at least 20 minutes late. However, if someone comes in late they usually stay after later too. For me, I pride myself on work ethic and standards. I'm usually early to the office. Sometimes I will slip and come in a few minutes late, so it all evens out. Generally employers only care about whether or not the job gets done, so if you come in late constantly but are getting the job done, then there really is no reason to harp on you for being late, unless it's annoying to other co-workers.
@dschiavi (32)
• United States
8 Jul 08
i feel terrible when i show up late for work
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
I always late during my first year in the company. Because that time, since I'm just a new employee I haven't know yet the importance of attendance in our appraisal period. Since I have so many late, I only got 10% increase of my salary. Too bad. That's why this year, I still have no late! I always get up 430am and come to the office around 630am so I still have 1hour to take a nap before its time.
@qhwater (393)
• China
7 Jul 08
oh, in our office the policy is that if you are late for one time, your salary will be decreased a little. the more times you are late, the more money you will lose from your salary. so most of our colleagues are punctual. and we would rather go to the office earlier than later.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
7 Jul 08
At my last place of employment, I was late for work only once in 20 years. That time the police had closed the highway because of an emergency. I got to work as soon as they let me through. I took very few sick days. Some years I took none. Since I lived some distance from where I worked, If I were too sick to get there on time, I'd not go in at all.
• India
6 Jul 08
Hi In my office they are very strict about punctuality. Every one should reach the office on time. So I try my level best to reach before time. But due to some unexpected problems like traffic block or health issues I can not reach on time. If this happens I usually call to my office and take permission to reach office late by five or ten minutes. This may happen once or twice in a month.
@vimaal (3365)
• India
6 Jul 08
hi friend,iam not go office late.I go to my office at punctual time. LOL..
@TheDevil (840)
• India
6 Jul 08
I am very punctual when it comes to report at office ...but the day i have joined this new office .I always have to drag myself to work ..The place sucks, the people out there are not co-operative....since the first day ...it was terrible... I always reach the office half an hour late ....hope to get a good job..sumwhere else....till that time i am going to be not punctual at all
@successlog (3172)
• China
6 Jul 08
hi friend i am punctual in attending my office mostly.BUt i have only once or twice to go to office late.Even though i have tried my best to not go late.Of course something happened may be out of our expectation.I of course fee a little sorry for my delay.lol. I think everyone has this kind of experience.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
6 Jul 08
Hello,snakequeen! In my 35 years of service I was never late in reaching my office excepting on two occasions.the first time i reached office two hours late and on that day i was to attend a training conference and i was in a hurry mood.But fortunately that day my Director also reached in the office late and the meeting was postponed.it was due to heavy rain en route.and the second time i was late because the Pollution Control Board was checking the bikes..that day i reached in office four and half hours late and i reported the fact to my Director to excuse me.thanx.
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Many times I come to the office late specially if there are health problems at home with my kids. I have 3 kids and it is hard to leave them un attended if they are sick that's the common reason why I am late often. I feel bad about it but I couldn't help it.
• United States
6 Jul 08
I go to the office late about at least once every two weeks so it is fine with my boss.