Be On Time For Everything!
I have noticed that in today's world a lot of people just don't care to Arrive on time in all aspects of life. This doesn't only pertain to work it pertains to everything! I will give you a few examples on when you should show up for proper etiquette.
You should arrive to work about 10-15 minutes before your actually Scheduled. The reason for this is because you need to get yourself situated at your job. You need to hang your coat up, put your uniform on, log in, do all the basics of your morning routine to get ready for the day. You should be ready for your job right when it's your scheduled shift.
You should never arrive early for events unless the invitations say that it's an open house or come whenever. A few examples would be if you were helping set up the event or if the event starts promptly at the time on the invitation. The saying fashionably late applies to events. The perfect time to arrive is within 10 minutes of the scheduled time, for example if the event starts at 6:00 PM arrive anytime from 6:00 - 6:10 PM.
This is a fairly complicated philosophy, because what else could you arrive on time for if it's not work or events? You need to be prepared for life. These a the promises you make to friends, family, or clients that you make to them to get something done. Telling your wife that you will meet her for coffee during her lunch break, be on time for that, maybe even a little early with some flowers as a surprise. Telling your Son that you will make it to his sporting event on time, even though you have to get additional work done, you make it there on time for him. Telling a client that you will get back in touch with them before you leave for the day to update them on the progress of whatever it is you are doing for them. All of these examples don't have any explicit time to be there it's up to you to be there.
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