Tardiness... - page 2

I'm not one to come here and b***h, but I just need some feedback on this one, please. I don't know if any of you have had this problem where you're employed, but I would like to know if a person... Read More

  1. by   willie2001
    We have had to time clock now for several years; the kind you swipe your badge through. I have to be at work at 7:00AM. If I swipe at 7:01, I am late and written up accordingly. I'm ordinarily not late, but I cut it close, usually clocking in a 7:58 or 7:59.
  2. by   ktwlpn
    I feel that chronic lateness is inconsiderate-totally thoughtless.A co-worker clocking in late every day is saying to me "my life is more important that yours" I keep my alarm clock a good 10 or 15 mins fast-I listen to the radio while getting ready for work in the am-helps keep me on track.I also pack lunch every evening while cleaning up the kitchen and lay out my uniform for the daymat bedtime.I like to relax and not have to rush in the am-that sets the tone for my whole day....We have a time clock so it is the responsibility of the payroll dept to report tardiness.Several of my in -laws also have this trait-nothing worse then working all day and showing up for a holiday dinner on time and having to wait 2 hours to eat-when I host I don't hold the meal-I set enough aside for the latecomers on paper plates...We have a time clock so it is the responsibility of the payroll dept to report tardines.
  3. by   sassynurse78
    I to, am always late, usually anywhere form five to fifteen minutes. I have tried to change it, but it seems no matter what I do I am still late! One of my biggest problems seems to be that my clock, watch, clock in the car are all set with the radios time or the tvs. But our time clock is 10minutes faster then that and also the clock at the nursing station is 10-15 min fast!

    Regardless of my excuses, it is very disrespectfull. I do not understand why any place would have no time clock, even in a honest profession you will always have dishonest people, where I work, If you miss your time to clock in by 30min you have to sign in, I have seen people sign in as that they forgot their badge to clock in with and actully have been late. But they are the ones that have to live with theirselves.
  4. by   TKOLRN
    I worked with a nurse at my old job who was ALWAYS late relieving me. One particularly bad night she was scheduled 11p-7a. At 11:15 she sauntered by the trauma room where I was lavaging an OD. She stood in the doorway and laughed, not yet knowing that it was soon to be HER patient that I was lavaging. Well, I certainly knew and was determined to get the last laugh. Knowing there was a narcan order on the chart, I decided to do my lavage first. Always easier to keep the charcoal IN them and OFF me that way. Well, as this nurse now entered the room about 11:25, you can imagine how irate I was at this point. I finished the lavage and gave her report. Then, without a word, I walked over, drew up the narcan and slammed it in. As I hit the door, she said "What did you just give him?" I replied, "Narcan" and walked out. I wasn't 1/2 way to my car when he went ballistic. It seems in my "rush" to lavage the patient, I had "forgotten" to apply the PRN restraints. Needless to say, the first 1/2 hour of her shift was as crappy as the last 1/2 hour of mine. She was NEVER late relieving me again, and I worked there 4 more years after that!!
  5. by   TKOLRN
    My wife is constantly rippin' on me because I live 10 minutes from work but leave 35 minutes before my shift.
    In 15 years of full-time work, I have been late 3 times!!I work with a lady who was late three time LAST WEEK!!!!
    It drives me crazy when people are chronically late..I agree with one of the other postings-that just screams "my time is more valuable than yours".
    Our work makes note of each tardy..you get pay docked AND a nastygram from the boss...
  6. by   canoehead
    TKOLRN you are an evil evil man. (and so wiley)

    dropping to her knees to pay homage

    That is so cool-wish I had been a fly on the wall.
  7. by   mcl4
    Originally posted by ktwlpn
    I feel that chronic lateness is inconsiderate-totally thoughtless.A co-worker clocking in late every day is saying to me "my life is more important that yours" I keep my alarm clock a good 10 or 15 mins fast-I listen to the radio while getting ready for work in the am-helps keep me on track.I also pack lunch every evening while cleaning up the kitchen and lay out my uniform for the daymat bedtime.I like to relax and not have to rush in the am-that sets the tone for my whole day....We have a time clock so it is the responsibility of the payroll dept to report tardiness.Several of my in -laws also have this trait-nothing worse then working all day and showing up for a holiday dinner on time and having to wait 2 hours to eat-when I host I don't hold the meal-I set enough aside for the latecomers on paper plates...We have a time clock so it is the responsibility of the payroll dept to report tardines.

    While I agree tardiness is a poor trait, I doubt the folks who do this are totally thoughtless. Employers should handle this problem by docking pay or writing a staff member up showing them their are consequences to their actions.

    As far as personal life is concern, there are those who are prompt and those who are not. Flexibility is also a trait that is important to have in life and letting go the small stuff including late guest or delayed meals. We all have our faults.
  8. by   NicuGal
    I hate when people waltz in 10-20 minutes late. And I let it be known....if you want the history on the patient, then read the chart as you are getting only what you need to know to survive. Don't stand there and ask me a million questions because I am going to look you in the eye and say...try being on time like everyone else....it is part of professionalism and it is courteous on top of that. For the chronically late we get points that accumulate and after so many points you get written up, then suspended. But....many of the people that come in late wait until the end of the shift to sign in so that the charge person won't catch them signing in on time. I have been known to change times and leave the head nurse a note. Lateness is something I can't abide by...especially if you don't have a really good excuse.
  9. by   hoolahan
    mcl4, spoken like a true latecomer!

    I am sorry, but I agree with the person you quoted 200%, being chronically late says "my life is more important than yours."

    Everyone understands that sometimes things happen, but they do not happen to the same person every day.

    I am sorry, there is NO excuse for chronic lateness!! It is RUDE to the people who also have lives to return to, babysitters to report to, or whatever! NO EXCUSE!!!!!! (It's times like this I wish Brian had a little crabby face emoticon! LOL! the mad face just isn't quite the same!)
  10. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by mcl4



    While I agree tardiness is a poor trait, I doubt the folks who do this are totally thoughtless. Employers should handle this problem by docking pay or writing a staff member up showing them their are consequences to their actions.

    As far as personal life is concern, there are those who are prompt and those who are not. Flexibility is also a trait that is important to have in life and letting go the small stuff including late guest or delayed meals. We all have our faults.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I just have to reply to this one...(I have tried for several days to hold back-but I can't any longer) What DO you call someone whom is chronically late if not thoughtless and inconsiderate? A "poor time manager?" Why should the rest of the world make accomodations for them? And are you the person that held up the departure of our last bus trip to New York??? We only had time for the Statue of Liberty because of you....
  11. by   TKOLRN
    Perhaps they can be declared Chronologically Challenged and receive special government funding for clocks, watches, chauffeurs and someone to call them and let them know when they should leave for work. Hell, we cater to everyone else that doesn't want to do their share, why not late co-workers??
  12. by   deespoohbear
    In my unit we all just got nastygrams on our lockers from our boss. The clock in times for 1st shift is from 0638 to 0652 without being docked. Our new manager has decided that if we clock in after 0645, we are late. Some of us got notes for clocking in at 0646. Never mind all the OT and extra work we have picked up (notice the past tense) to balance the 1 minute late clock in time! I know people who come to work 15-20 minutes early, clock in on time, and spend the NEXT 15 minutes visiting!! Gripes me to no end!! I would rather someone be 5 minutes late getting there and who comes immediately for report than someone who is 1/2 hour early but still fails to come for report on time. I have actually gone to the main nurses' station and told the oncoming nurse I was going home at a quarter past the hour regardless. That usually moves them. I can't believe that there are places that don't have time clocks!! Our swipe cards are programmed to clock us in our "usual" department. There is a sequence on numbers to key in if you are going to another department. Our facility uses Kronos. I guess that system is easier than using the traditional punch type cards. I am glad I don't have to do payroll!! What a nightmare!!
  13. by   dbscandy
    Unfortunately, I am one of the tardies...as I write, I am facing a 1 day suspension (here in FL, we call it a 'Disney Day') to decide if I want to continue at the hosp. I was 2 minutes late Christmas morning, working with pneumonia & contused ribs from a fall 3 days earlier (not making excuses, it just took a little longer than usual to put on my socks .

    We have a time clock (badge swipe) and one minute after 0645 = tardy! This is counted by payroll and given to the supervisors every month, and disciplines are followed strictly (in 12 months, 10 = oral warning, 11 = written, 12 = disney day off, 13 = termination.

    It is an ongoing record so they 'fall off' as the time goes by, if you can 'stay clean'.

    I have some ambivilent feelings about this policy. Yes I realize I am late...but nothing is said to the ones who clock in early (no $ for this) but still are not ready for report until 10-15 mins after 0645. If I'm 1 min late, I'm in my seat for face to face report in 2 mins with paper/pen in hand, not running around socializing and b****ing about my assignment.

    OR there are those who drive up to the ramp at the employee entrance, jump out and clock in, then go park their cars. This REALLY pisses me off!!! They are 'on time' on paper but certainly minutes late for report! I can only report them if I can get to the clock & see the name before someone else clocks in. Then, it's only my word against theirs.

    Sorry for the moaning, but I am in trouble and am just venting. It is my responsibilty to make sure I keep my job; I know the rules.

    The original poster of the subject really needs to get this addressed. Leaving it go really raises bitterness
    and resentment. Do something about it now, upfront or anonymously, but DO something!!!

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