5 mins late from lunch, ok for a once off. Repeatedly, or later without contact, no.
I've always worked in places where it is clear, and they say if it's not, ask and they will write it down.
If you are unsure, ask. That's what superiors are for. If you're still unsure, just don't do it.
You are paid for when you are working, which means on the register if that is your assigned area. Why does it matter the difference between waiting to clock on, and clocking on and walking to your area?
I used to work in a bookstore and would only get paid until 6pm. Store closed at 6pm.
I used to start "closing up" at 5.30pm- sweep and mop, organise shelves, give customers notice we would close soon, sort back room. At 5.50pm I would turn off the computer and put the key in the till (manual). If anyone made a purchase after the computer was off, I wrote down the ISBN of the book to deduct from stock in the morning. At 2 minutes to 6pm, if there were customers, I informed them I had to switch off the till NOW- very rare though as officially (on sign and website) our store closed at 5.30.
I never closed that door later than 6.05pm (apart from Harry Potter nights when we were open until 3am).
Last edited by DT75; 07-04-2015 at 21:03.
😓 id be sacked 20 times over by now going by this
I'm curious to know what people think of smoke breaks? Especially comparing it to getting a cup of coffee (if I get a coffee or tea it takes me 3-5 minutes max...so not sure why it would take others 20-25 minutes...sounds like some have a chat with co-workers too maybe?). I don't really do the coffee thing, but if I did, I'd come in, turn the PC on and quickly get a cuppa while it loads. An extra 2 minutes I'd imagine wouldn't be a big deal.
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