at the hospital i worked night shift at, when i first started you could clock in 7 min late (6:30pm-7am shift, so at 6:37 if you slid your badge you were late). people would show up at 6:36 consistantly, so they moved the time up to clocking in at exactly no later than 6:30 (6:31= late) and no more than 10m earlier(6:20= just as bad as being late). the rule was also 3 lates = counciling, 3 more lates= write up, possible pay dock, 3 more lates = getting canned. now thats some motivation!
although i do have to say that there are still nurses and cnas that would clock in and still dilly dally with putting their lunches away, chatting with the day shift whom they are not relieving, visiting the breakroom, picking their nose, going to the bathroom, and then dragging their feet down the hallway while reapplying lip gloss.
c'mon i want to go home kiss my son good morning and get some sleep!