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I just got barked at for being late (again)....
I just got barked at for being late (again). It happens several times
a year, probably around the time it takes the office clock hands to outrun
the hands of my watch by a few minutes margin.
Your Manager is slapping you down a point or two by saying, 'You're
late if you're not at your desk!'
You can have fun with this if you have the right mindset. Here are some things I'd do -- if you do it well it won't seem obnoxious, just diligent and eager:
Think of athletes on a team. If you were the coach, who would you show respect to? The athlete who shows up late, never practices, and doesn't have his heart in winning the game? Or the athlete who is always on time, always looking for ways to improve, and seems devoted to the team no matter that he's pulling down millions of bucks in salary.
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Franke James, MFA
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