Wednesday, November 29, 2006

New policies..

One of the things I liked most about my current work is, they never were critical about the time we arrive nor we leave. So if we are like half an hour late, it would be deducted from our lunch break time , which was half an hour anyway , or we can simply stay for another half an hour in the evening and compensate . So you may say, my colleagues and I , have been living in a work paradise when it came to times of arrival and departure..

However, as any company grows from small sized to medium sized enterprise, the number of employees has doubled if not tripled in the last couple of years , and the management sensed the need to organize things better , so new policies were set that we had to follow , and time of arrival and departure was no exception. So, a circular was sent to all employees, that from now on, we should be at premises by 8:00 and we are entitled with 15 minutes to be late, but exceeding that will be considered extremely late, hence, a warning will be sent!

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So having in mind the past couple of years of tolerance and previous policies, the warning part did not really fit. So, on Sunday, I did not really make any special effort in trying to follow the new policy, since we had a lot of those for the past couple of years, and they went down with the drain. The employees in general thought they were immune to changes. So anyway , here I am getting 23 minutes late for work on Sunday , and performing my usual tasks , until I get that email around mid of the day , the email was simply a warning for my late arrival , and cc'd to concerned parts in the company ! Eah !!!!!! when I saw that , I had this hysterical laugh , thinking "Oh my God , they are not kidding !!! that was my first REAL warning ever in anything that I've ever been too, whether school , university or previous job" . I have to say , geeee .. it felt a bit humiliating !

Not wanting to have such a warning AGAIN , I decided that I should start getting up and starting my engines earlier than what I used to for the past years . The problem is , I am not a morning person mainly , I usually feel grumpy in the early mornings , but I guess , I will have to start changing that !

But that is not all.. There will be a completion for this stream of thoughts .. but I guess , I'll keep it for another post !


sharifo said...

C'mooon the first warning it somekind refreshing!!
that's what i love working part time job in a youth association..there are no rules..saya3a ba7ta !!
so just wanted to say..Welcome to the " first warning official club "

Qwaider قويدر said...

Baseeta .... I hate these "time" things too ...
where I work, we have no Arrival or departure times ... we come when we want, and leave when we want .. just as simple as that. No time sheet, no punch cards, nothing
Anyway, yeah ... it sucks to have a warning like that, but I'm sure you'll make it up ... let them know that you're just not used to the new system and that it will not happen again. And that a warning is not necessary

(Tealover) said...

lol sharifo .. you have a club for that :P !

Oh Qwaider .. I was not the only one .. so its okay :) .. and they know that I make it up one way or another .. I am not really worried about it , but the idea of getting a warning kind of burned my brain ..

Tamara said...


One of the greatest things about my job that I can be late, and I can have a long lunch breaks, bcs I will make it up...

You will get used to it ...

Mala2e6 said...


i can relate to that ,i am hyper active at nite but in the morning i take time to get my engines to what happens aftet the warnings?

أُكتب بالرصاص said...

let me to say that i felt so comfartabul in this blog

and all the photos are great
and descriptive

(Tealover) said...

I guess eventually I will :) Tamara..

Mala2e6 this is the way with me .. I am hyperactive at nights ... but looks like I'll have to change that .. ahhh .. pity !well :) nothing really happened .. so far I was able to arrive before 8:15 (not 8 !!! lol) .. but will let you posted ;)..

أُكتب بالرصاص
I am so glad that you feel this way :) you are always welcomed here .. please drop by more often ..

Sami Majed said...

I worked for a company in Atlanta for a year or so! and I never arrived at work before 10:30 (official times here are usually 9:00am-5:00pm), but the good thing is, no one really care when you come and when you leave as long as you do the required tasks and deliver the software on time.. I think if I will to work in a company that restrict arrival times, like yours Dana, I will be fired the next morning :)... you can give your card to one of your early morning friends, to swipe it for you :D , that might work!

(Tealover) said...

lol Sami .. I wish if it was this easy .. we don't have crads .. we use fingerprints :D to sign our arrival and departure

Well, they are already having meetings to discuss this new policy , lots of people do not seem to like it !so who knows .. it might get changed .. eah