But absenteeism, lateness, and unauthorized time away from work are not only management problems. They should also be viewed as problems and challenges to the employee. That is primarily what this chapter addresses. How should you look at these problems? How will they influence your future?
Supervisors and workers who fail to build a good record in these areas will almost always pay a very high price in terms of their relationships with others. Here is why.
A poor attendance record will keep you from building good horizontal working relationships with your co-workers. Your co-workers may deeply resent having to carry an extra load when you are absent. Few kinds of behavior will destroy a relationship more quickly than being ...