How to deal with people always LATE?

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@pelo26 (1553)
Philippines
April 11, 2007 11:56am CST
I really hate it when people come in meetings late. But what if its your business client who's always late to arrive in appointments they themselves scheduled? Would you tell them? How?
7 responses
@jesseca (209)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
i really hate if someone was late in our meeting place.. if they are late for about 15 minutes, ill just leave to the place and just tell him "your late"... i dont like people who likes to be treated like they are so important!
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
i don't know what to comment, but don't get mad at me, coz i'm one of those people who's always late.. haha i'm sorry but i always wake up late, and i'm a slowpoke...
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@Duvessa (913)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Yes I would tell them. But do it in a polite, freindly, non-threatening manner, be mature about it, not accusingly either.
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@sonia23 (323)
• India
14 Jul 07
Be punctual.thats the first step.If they know we r punctual,they will also try 2 arive at right ime
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@healer (1783)
• India
11 Apr 07
Its easy to deal with such people if they are working under you. Just let them know the appointment an hour or half an hour earlier so that you don't have to wait for them. I hate to wait people and i never let people wait for me, so i can say whatever i want to when some people are late.
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@lynd0n (226)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
Well I guess if they're your business clients and you need their business that bad, you might just have to take it sitting down. But if it becomes a habitual thing, I think you should take a stand and confront the client. After all, he is not the only customer available and he could potentially cost you former customers due to the fact the since he is late, he ruins your entire schedule for the day. But if he has a good enough reason, i guess you should just let it go, he might've been having a bad day. Maybe, you should cut him some slack.
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@hotday (152)
• China
19 Jul 07
yes,me too.so I will come in there late,Then everybody are late. So if only one has a bad habit,he will affect other.We should him that he is wrong.