Whoever is late will be punished by the boss?
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Monster poll shows: One in every five respondent states that latecomers are not tolerated in their companies
Eschborn, 27 July 2010 – Punctuality is the German virtue. This should also apply to professional life. According to a recent survey of the best-known private career portal Monster.de every fifth German employer does not tolerate latecomers. Thus, in order to avoid trouble with their boss one should be on time in any case. Forty-four percent of the Germans surveyed indicate that their employer accepts occasional delays but they should not become a regular habit. Thirty-six percent of the latecomers have no problem with their bosses, as long as they inform them about the delay in advance.
The findings of the poll at a glance:
How does your employer deal with delays?
Delays are not a problem if you give a short notice.
Sporadic delays are tolerated, regular delays are not.
Whatever the reason for the delay and no matter how often, there is always trouble.
The neighboring countries of Austria and Switzerland show significant cultural differences. With regard to delays, both countries are more liberal. In Austria, Forty-six percent of the respondents say that it was OK to be late when giving a short notice. However, Forty-one percent know that their employers tolerate delays only occasionally. Only thirteen percent of the Austrian participants are afraid of real punishment for delays. In Switzerland every third respondent does not see a problem with being late. More than half of the respondents are confident that there is no punishment for sporadic delays. Only sixteen percent of the Swiss survey participants suggest to be on time in the office, as delays – although apologized for – provoke troubles with their employers.
“Various models such as flextime have loosened strict working hours”, says Marcus Riecke, CEO Central Europe Monster Worldwide. “However, constant tardiness is not a career asset as employers expect their employees to be especially reliable. Moreover, it is a quite rude behavior regarding one’s colleagues.”
“In the case of a delay the employee should inform the employer or supervisor as soon as possible. Those who are late without actual fault do not need to fear any consequences”, says Urs Peter Janetz, lawyer specializing in employment law. “Employees who are delayed on actual fault may receive a warning, or in case of recurrence may even face termination. Actual fault, for instance, would also be the ‘usual’ morning traffic jam: In this case employees are obligated to leave earlier to reach work on time. In any case, the employer may, however, deduct the missed working time from the employee’s salary.
2.778 interviewees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland voted from June 28 until July 11, 2010. The career platform Monster regularly conducts surveys on its local as well as global websites on the subject of workplace and career. These polls are not representative; they represent the opinion of Monster users.
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Über Monster Deutschland:
Monster, www.monster.de, ist das bekannteste und meistgenutzte private Online-Karriereportal in Deutschland* mit einem umfassenden Service- und Informationsprogramm rund um Beruf und Karriere. Das Unternehmen bringt Arbeitgeber und qualifizierte Arbeitskräfte auf allen Karrierestufen zusammen und bietet Jobsuchenden passgenaue Unterstützung für die individuelle Karriereplanung. Firmensitz der Monster Worldwide Deutschland GmbH ist Eschborn bei Frankfurt/Main. Die Monster Worldwide Deutschland GmbH ist ein Tochterunternehmen der Monster Worldwide Inc. mit Sitz in New York. Monster Worldwide ist seit 1994 ein weltweit führendes Portal für Online-Rekrutierung und unterstützt Menschen dabei, ihre Lebensziele zu verwirklichen. Monster Worldwide ist in Märkten in Europa, Nordamerika, Lateinamerika und Asien präsent. Monster Worldwide ist an der New York Stock Exchange gelistet (NYSE: MWW) und im Aktienindex S&P 500 notiert.
* TNS Infratest-Studie – November 2009
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