Job Rants Thread – 12/7/2018 -Tardy Edition

 

“Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door – that way Lumbergh can’t see me, hehe – and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour.”
-Peter Gibbons, Office Space

 

Hey, all; Happy Friday-

So, for the second Friday in a row and for reasons I can’t fully comprehend, my alarm clock didn’t go off when it was supposed to; making me very late for work and causing no end of stress during my commute. About the only positive I can take away from the whole experience is that, 1) My boss is tough but fair, and knows that I’m good for making up the time, and 2) We’re so short on qualified people I could have probably walked into the office naked and shaking around a dead chicken and not have been given much more than a talking-to.

That said, I’m far from okay with myself, doing that, and it still sucks when it happens.  Though, given that we’re all about suckiness in the workplace over here on the JRT, I figure that might make for a fruitful topic. How does your workplace handle lateness? Do you have any coworkers who fall into the tardiness trap? Do you? (For shame, by-the-way) We’re sneaking in under the radar and clocking in late this week so, have at it. And, of course, if you have anything else you want to get off of your chest, that’s good, too.

As ever, have a productive rest of the day, safe trip home, and good weekend. And remember: It’s 5 o’ clock somewhere, depending on when you’ve actually clocked in.