Are you an employee who often finds his or herself tardy for early morning job meetings? Are you a student that often finds themselves tardy for classes, even during exam dates? These are some tips to help students and employees who cope with punctuality issues.
Student and Employee Tardiness Prevention: Fill your gas tank the night before
When I worked at a gas station, I heard of people doing this. Fill up your gas tank the night before your work week begins so you don’t have to hassle with it during the week. You don’t know when you’ll need gas and the gas station you normally use is all out of order.
Student and Employee Tardiness Prevention: Get adequate rest the previous night
Don’t drink excessively on days before work or school. You don’t want to be passed out when your alarm clock goes off or be too hung over to function properly. You also don’t want to go to bed too late because it puts you at a greater risk of sleeping past your alarm clock.
Student and Employee Tardiness Prevention: Get a good alarm clock
Always make sure your alarm clock is sound. Don’t let the alarm become corrupt without your notice. You should also put the alarm clock near your bed so you have a better chance of hearing it when it goes up. Don’t put it too close to your ear, however; it may startle you and put you in a bad mood to start the day.
Student and Employee Tardiness Prevention: Wake up fifteen minutes early
If you want extra sleep, then go to bed early. Don’t sleep in too late and try to hurry everything before leaving for school or work. You risk forgetting something and having to head home, making you tardier than before. It’s a good idea to wake up fifteen minutes early to cover yourself from unexpected circumstances in the morning, such as children or pets.
Student and Employee Tardiness Prevention: Consider weather conditions
Before you head to bed, get an idea of what the weather will be like in the morning. Will you need to clean snow off your car? Will the roads be hazardous? Do you need to get up earlier to warm up the car? Don’t let weather impact your ability to be a punctual student or employee.
Student and Employee Tardiness Prevention: Leave fifteen minutes early
Don’t schedule yourself to leave at the last moment that you can arrive at school or work. If you procrastinate, you run the risk of being tardy. You never know when a traffic jam could occur and keep you from arriving to work or school punctually. You may also find yourself having car troubles to start the day.
You should also consider external circumstances on your travel. Will the weather slow down traffic? Are there any events going around that will interfere with the flow of traffic?
Student and Employee Tardiness Prevention: Get a traffic report
Get a traffic report every morning from your local television or radio station. It can give you details on what interstates and roads are closed at the time of travel. Is your destination going to be rerouted? Are there any inconveniences that will prevent you from being tardy to work or school?
Sometimes, students and employees can’t prevent tardiness
Immediately contact your professor or employer when you realize that you are going to be late for your appointment. It’s a respectable gesture and gives them notice as to why you are late. They may be counting on your punctuality otherwise.
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