President & CEO
Lainie Bennett is President and CEO of Millennium Personnel Corp., an independently owned and operated boutique administrative employment agency.
In today’s tech savvy world, it has become super easy to keep in contact with each other. Now, more than before, we have easy ways to communicate with family, friends, co-workers, and even employers. However, we seem to fail to use those lines when it matters most, especially when it comes to work. In today’s ultra-competitive market, it is essential that you keep in contact with your employer during emergencies as well as the unexpected.
We all know that certain things in life happen that are beyond our control. Most of the time, these things happen out of the blue. For instance, you would never think that you would run late to work because someone would dare jump onto the subway tracks during your morning commute. Nor did you ever dream of waking up with the dreadful flu, having to call out of work. Most of all, we never imagine getting a phone call that a family member has passed away. No matter the situation, it is important to reach out to your employer and keep him or her informed of the circumstances. With the diverse communication avenues that we literally possess in our hands, you no longer have to actually call. You can just send a quick text or email. They are both acceptable forms of communication in today’s job market.
Please understand that it is completely unprofessional and rude to not reach out to your boss if you are running late or unable to make it in to work. It reflects poorly on you as an employee and on your work ethic. Additionally, it develops a bad rapport between you and your manager. When you do not reach out to your boss when the unexpected prevents you from getting into work on time or at all, your boss perceives you as an unreliable employee. He or she may write you up and make a notation on your employee record or may even deem it as grounds for termination.
Your boss deserves the courtesy of being informed of your lateness or absence. After all, he or she is the one who gave you the job. Therefore, be a reliable and polite employee and reach out. Remember, try not to burn your bridges because you may need a reference or cross paths with this employer again!
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