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How many minutes before a job starts should you arrive?

I have a night job and was 4 minutes late and the lady who's shift I take over was yelling at me. I was really suprised because she is really nice all the time. Everyday I come on time or up to 5 minutes late. Never more. So how early should I arrive? I don't want to get there too early because those are not my hours scheduled to work. Thank you!

Asked By: Lala - 9/10/2009
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Get there 5 minutes early with a cofeo in your hand and wait outside till its your time
Answered By: xDreamahx - 9/10/2009
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You should ALWAYS give yourself a ten to 15 minute cushion - just in case there is traffic or no parking, etc. Being LATE is ALWAYS bad no matter how many minutes YOU think is OK. TRUST ME - you will never get ahead with your attitude.
Answered By: BikerChick - 9/10/2009
 
MOre than 2 times late in one week, and most places would fire you... More
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Answered By: FleetTech - 9/10/2009
 
At least 5 minutes early so the person you are relieving knows their relief is there. but it keeps you from rushing in as well. You need to understand this person has been there all day & done their shift & are ready to leave as soon as their shift is over. not wait for you to show up late... More
Answered By: Legend Lady* - 9/10/2009
 
I always play it safe and try to get to work a few minutes early. No more than five minutes early should be fine though.
Answered By: Jen - 9/10/2009
 
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