Why lateness is just plain bad
Recruitment News Article Series: There seems to be two kinds of people out there today; those who take massive offence to other people disrespecting their time by being late and those who are running late and aren’t really bothered.
Greg Savage, writer of The Savage Truth blog and Facebook page, is a card-carrying member of the former of these two groups and has a lot to say on the topic. He has no-holds-barred, spiny, prickly, straight-up-the-guts honest opinions about people who are consistently late and you might be surprised just how many people around you share the same view as him.
“No you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish:” Is the title of Greg’s blog post and effectively the attitude he continues throughout leaving no doubt as to how he views people that waste his time and how he views their excuses.
He makes a valid point. When did being late become an accepted fashion and how on earth did this trend manage to traverse its way into the business world? The fact is that it isn’t acceptable to waste others time; to assume that they will wait for you in good grace; to assume that what you’re doing is more important than what they’re doing; and to keep them waiting for you when they could be doing something of real value.
In the recruitment industry this is hugely relevant. Why is lateness still so rampant even when it has the potential to impact on personal and corporate brands? When it can affect whether someone is hired, promoted, befriended, de-friended or even fired?
If you happen to be one of those people that lets time slide along with other people’s opinions of you, it would be advisable to change your ways. Sometimes lateness is absolutely unavoidable but it’s certainly not fashionable and if you do it consistently it could damage you.
Don’t miss out on great opportunities by being late. Send your CV to Beyond Recruitment today!