Everyone wants to work from home. Everyone wants flexible schedules.
This seems to be the zeitgeist but that doesn’t mean punctuality isn’t a necessary characteristic. Or perhaps a skill. It is certainly something that you can learn and change about yourself.
When everyone who possibly could work at home went home, businesses felt pressured to allow remote work for just about everyone. And with that remote work comes flexibility that people can’t find in the office. But just because you can literally work while sitting in bed doesn’t mean that you can ignore the clock. Here’s why.
Lots of professional jobs require punctuality.
We accept that a physician needs to be at the office at a specific time every day, as patients are waiting. A lawyer needs to show up in court prepared and on time, regardless of traffic. A school teacher can be the best teacher in the entire world, but if she isn’t there when the first bell rings, no school wants to hire her.