If You’re Early, You’re On Time

by Nov 21, 2019

As my high school band director used to tell us, “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late–that’s completely unacceptable.” Although we’re here to talk about jobs, not musical ensembles, the same sentiment can be applied to both environments. The best way to ensure you’ll be able to start your job on time is to arrive early, giving yourself the moments you need to get set up and ready for the day ahead. This way you can ease into your work rather than rushing and trying to get off to a running start without a proper warmup.

While showing up a bit late in the morning might not seem like a big deal to you, unfortunately your employer likely won’t agree. After all, as another saying goes, “Time is money.” In addition to viewing tardiness as a sign of disrespect, your boss may also consider your lateness as a form of theft since they’re the one paying you for your work. Lateness also has the negative effect of bringing down team morale. If you’re not there at the same time as your colleagues, it is more difficult to be on same page since you’ll have to play catch up. Remember, your actions should be a positive force in your work environment rather than creating obstacles.

To help make sure you’re as punctual as can be, check out just a few of the many great tips from Greatist on how to never be late again:

  • Set your clock a few minutes early
  • Prep the night before and morning of
  • Don’t check email or voicemail

With these easy steps, you’ll be out the door–and at your desk–in no time!


Image retrieved from Pixabay under the public domain.

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