A TikToker ruffled some feathers after documenting when her colleagues showed up for work at a Newk’s Eatery.
In the video, Kyndal Porter (@kyndal.porter) lists the times each worker comes through the door. “The shift starts at 9:00 for everyone. Let’s see when everyone gets here,” the video’s text overlay begins.
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The first worker to come through the door is Camila at 8:46 am. According to TikToker’s video, followed by Camila, Alana is at 9:04 am, Brandon and Kayjay at 9:39 am, and then Doug at 9:46 am (according to Porter, Doug should arrive at 8 am). The general manager, Porter claims, then shows up five minutes later at 9:51 a.m.
Several viewers who commented on the video praised Camila for showing up on time and expressed their own displeasure with colleagues who are habitually late while taking their own punctuality seriously.
“Camila needs a raise,” praised one.
“Let’s start getting to work on time,” urged another.
“Am I the only one who gets really annoyed that people don’t show up on time? Especially the layer that should relieve you. It’s the least you can do,” said a third.
Some also had some choice comments for Doug, who was nearly two hours late, according to the video.
“Doug is out of pocket,” said one.
“At least Doug showed up,” quipped another.
Others admitted that they are always a little late for work.
“It’s always 7:04 when I get to work, but we get a 6-minute grace period, so according to the time clock, I’m on time,” said one.
“No I’m 3-4 minutes late every day simply because I live super close to my job so I always leave at the last minute,” wrote another.
The cost of being late at work to a company’s bottom line varies from industry to industry, and different financial impacts have been reported.
Keri Systems reported that US companies suffer a collective loss of $3 billion annually because employees do not show up on time. Keri Systems reports, “HR organizations estimate that 20% of their workforce arrives 10 minutes late at least twice a week, resulting in lost employee productivity of $500-$600 per employee per year.”
Justworks Hours repeated this $3 billion figure. Small Biz Club cited both a Monday Mornings Lost Productivity survey that calculated what the losses are for employees making $55,000 a year and “once a week, just 15 minutes, every week all year about being late”.
“If the company had 100 employees, all earning an average salary of $55,000, the company would lose $14,905 in one year from delay alone,” the survey concluded.
There were more than a few employees in the comments to Porter’s video who explained that they like going to work early and claimed that it helps them do their jobs better.
“I get to work about 20-30 minutes early, feels good to be able to get used to being there instead of rushing into work,” said one.
However, some said their workplaces have zero tolerance for employees being late. One TikToker said they were messaged by management for showing up “2 minutes late” for work.
The Daily Dot reached out to @kyndal.porter via TikTok comment.
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*Initial publication: June 21, 2022 at 7:43 am CDT
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