Being too lenient can be problematic at times!
Working in an organization where your boss is flexible enough to allow you to arrive late to work is a blessing. If you have a lenient supervisor or work for a company that allows you to work on your own schedule, you should count yourself lucky. No matter how tolerant a corporation is in this regard, it is important not to take it for granted at any point (else, you will lose your job.)
If you are a manager in any company, it is your responsibility to communicate with your employees about the expectations you have for them as well as any conduct or attitude that may have a negative impact on their ability to do their job duties. It is totally OK to be late for whatever cause, but employees should have notified their supervisors if they were running behind schedule. Why? Because it has a negative impact on the entire working environment.
Even after being lenient enough, if there is an employee who is consistently late to work without informing the manager, the company should take precautions or issue verbal warnings to them because it is sometimes necessary to let the employees know that their behavior is having an impact on the job. Even so, if the person does not pay attention to the time constraints, the situation may worsen.
In a similar story on a Reddit thread, one employee was consistently late, and after repeatedly urging that he arrive on time, the manager was brought to account for harassing the employees. That could be the case in many firms where you interacted with certain toxic employees, and these types of employees can definitely make your job miserable and make your life hell. Consequently, it is important to document everything before interfering with someone so that you can prove your argument and be safe!
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Here’s the AITA post where a lenient manager was called a “Hardass”!
When the employee was asked to arrive on time, he filed a harassment complaint against the manager.
So, the OP gathered all the records and secured his decision. Still, he was being called a “Hardass”
It’s important to maintain a balance between being lenient and professional. Being lenient is completely fine until the employees take it for granted. When you begin to see that your employees are not taking you seriously, it is essential to take efforts to organize your procedures. It is important that you communicate everything clearly to your staff, including the consequences of not arriving on time or failing to perform their duties in accordance with corporate rules.
Here’s what people have commented on the OP’s post:
Have you ever worked with people who make your job a miserable place? Let us know in the comments section below!