Being punctual is important because it can help you to be a great worker and a great person I general. Being punctual can earn you trust in a household or a workplace. If someone is not punctual you can lose that trust to be on time and the time you have worked hard to be on time. In my case I was not punctual and woke up late for school and got my truck taken.
Someone can be punctual by being on time for a job or an event. Punctuality can be a great personality for a person. For many years, teachers have highlighted the importance of being punctual, not only for the meeting or the other person’s sake but for one’s self. Teachers need to be punctual to their job because they are responsible for the students they are teaching and want to show the students it is not okay to be tardy for a class. If a student is tardy for a class, there are some consequences that the school must punish that student for showing up tardy for that class such as: Saturday detention or detention after school. If a student is tardy for a class too many times the student is failed in that specific class and will have to retake that class, the next year of summer school.
Different jobs may forgive your lateness. Being a couple of seconds late will not be a big deal for a job, but a couple of minutes late you may suffer consequences that your boss/manager might use to make sure you’re not late again. If you show up late frequently you can be fired from that job. Another way you can be punished for your lateness is cutting your pay or cutting your hours. Some punishments can be severe or minor. It’s all based on how late you are, or it’s based on the job.
In business there is a saying called “Time Is Money”, this means that being punctual can give you the time to finish a job that you are assigned. Lateness shows unprofessionalism is a business. If you are late to an important interview you are more than likely to not get that job. In a business if you show up late to a meeting for a job, your actions will show that whatever made you late was more important than the meeting that was being held at work.
Waking up late for work or school can have you forget your personal hygiene and you will show up to work or school unclean. Your personal hygiene is important for a job because if you show up to work unprofessionally you will be sent home or you will have to go through the day looking filthy. Showing up to a job unprofessionally frequently you could be fired. A doctor must be clean before showing up to their office because they are working with sick and well people. If a doctor shows up to their office unclean they could make a patient sick. Doctors always wash their hand after seeing a patient, so they are always clean.
Punctuality on the other hand communicates discipline and reliability; every other factor considered no businessman will shun a person who is punctual, he/she is seen as serious and professional. Being punctual can earn you respect by your bosses and will give you more opportunities than some of your co-workers. Punctuality can give you more opportunities in the business world. Showing up to an interview on time or early can give the better benefit of the doubt that you will get that job.
Cancer patients must be on time to their appointments. If a patient is not on time for an appointment they are at a higher risk of suffering from the disease they have. A paramedic must be punctual to a scene for their job every day. If a paramedic is late the victim could die on the scene or die in the vehicle. Firemen are the same way they must show up to a fire on time to save the occupants of the building or to a car crash to check on the drivers or anyone involved in the accident.
The importance of being on time in the military is simply a symptom of discipline, which was instilled in new enlisted soldiers during basic training. Being on time shows reliability. Military men must show discipline, responsibility, show care through following military rules and regulations. Being on time not only pertains to accountability, but shows respect to our fellow soldiers, our unit, command and organization. Medics in the military must show up to a scene as fast as they can to save their fellow soldiers. These men are trained to help anyone injured or shot, while getting shot at from all directions. Another unit must be punctual for bringing backup to help another unit under fire.
Jury members must be on time to a trial in the court. If a jury member is late to a trial that member is fined. If the fine is not paid on time the member can be arrested and put in jail. If the jury member shows up to the trial they earn a reward (a check) that they get for participation. The defendant always must show up on time to their trial if they do not show up to their trial, they will be found guilty and arrested and will be forced to go to a trial.
Being tardy is disrespectful to other when you say you’ll be there at certain time then you show up later than expected. Those people will distrust you and know you are not reliable in the future. Being late can ruin your reputation as a person because you will be disrespectful for being tardy. In school you never want to be tardy walking into class because you will suffer consequences. There is a big difference between not showing up and showing up late. There is a higher price to pay when you deliberately don’t show up.
In high school there are different consequences for skipping, tardiness, and just not showing up to school. The consequence for skipping class is Saturday detention. The consequence for being tardy is very minor you are just marked tardy but if you show up late frequently you will have detention. The consequence for not showing up to school is very severe you can be arrested, or you will be expelled from that school.
Actors/actresses must be punctual because they must show up to their rehearsals on time to be on the show. If an actor/actress is tardy they will lose that act or contract and will lose money. In some cases, a character will be killed off for being late to a showing or a rehearsal. Singers can be late sometimes because there are some who have a small singer ahead of them to get the crowd pumped. This give the main artist a time to go over lyrics etc.
Americans suffer with not being on time; most of the time. This is accidental or purposely and this can hurt a reputation for some. Being tardy is like a sickness that won’t go away, and it just happens to the least fortunate. Waking up later than usual, flat tire, or being pulled over. These are some reasons why someone would be tardy. Not wanting to go, being lazy, or acting sick. These are some reasons why someone would purposely be tardy.
In conclusion punctuality is a great trait to have and can become a great habit for some to get into. Punctuality gives many the benefit of the doubt and give the ones around you respect and trust you deserve. On the other hand, if you are tardy most of the time you don’t deserve respect and trust. Always remember that time is money and you cannot earn money if you don’t show up or show up late. Tardiness needs to end because some suffer with their own work and are given extra work if someone else is not there at that moment in time and that person will lose their money because they were late.