Originally Posted by Mr Herbert
im astounded by the replies in this thread.
I'm astounded too, in the opposite direction.
When you take a job, you agree to do the entire
job - the work, the pay, and the hours. If you have a problem with the pay, it isn't okay to steal to make up the difference. If you have a problem with the work, it's not okay to not do it and still keep the job. And if you can't work the agreed-on hours, it's not
okay to be late. all the time.
People feel justified in quitting or, more often, suing when the employer doesn't hold up his end of the deal, like pay, vacation, or working conditions. The employer is justified in taking action if you're not holding up your end of the agreement. Trust me, it's your worst employee that's most insistent that they get everything they have coming to them in a timely manner - Mr. Late is a punctuality nazi when it's his pay check that's running behind.
If business allows, I'm all for adjusting the schedule - making a new, mutual agreement that both parties will stand by (I've done it for two of my team this year); but if it doesn't work for both
parties, the relationship has to end.