5) Stairway to Office!

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A company enforces a rule for employees reporting late for work.  For that reason, they have to climb flight of steps to their office on the 19th floor.  This takes them for about 15mins to reach ‘heaven’.
This is happening in a country in Asia.  Employee, Jessica told the press that her office enforces a new rule for latecomers.  Instead of fining them for reporting late at work, they would have to climb stairs!

Staircase at the Courtauld Gallery, London, En...

After a month after the rule takes place, no employee report work late!
“For those who report late, please report to the counter!”  This is a daily pop-out message on their PC screen.  If you happened to be the one, please help yourself to the counter at 1st floor and greet morning to the flight of stairs within 15mins!  Someone will be on the 19th floor counter to erase your bad record!
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On Oct 22, Jessica happened to be the late one.  She lamented that there was no chance to cheat, there will always be someone guarding over the stairway at every alternate floor.  Instead of paying a fine of about S$20/=, after a few practices, they managed to finish the test in a joyful way.  After all, no fine are fine to them.
 One month after the rule has been set, there is tremendous improvement.
The numbers of latecomers has decreased from 3 to 1.  And till now, not a single staff turned up late at all!
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24 thoughts on “5) Stairway to Office!

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    November 19, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Great idea!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 19, 2012 at 12:22 am

      dun let any boss know my post! 🙂

        Cathy Ulrich said:
        November 19, 2012 at 12:24 am

        Your secret is safe with me! 🙂

    Joëlle Jean Baptiste - Author said:
    November 19, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Hi! I’ve been nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award” for your very good blog. You are free to accept or not. Best Greetings.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

      okay! thanks any way!

    Books & Art - Spirit & Soul - Lesley Fletcher said:
    November 19, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Unbelievable incentive. How interesting. I haven’t heard of receiving fines for being late unless you punch a clock and have a portion of your pay docked (which is not usually the case for office workers). Normally, in north America we have a honour system of staying the extra 10 minutes either during lunch, during break or leaving a bit later for salaried employees. Not sure how this would go over in my area 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

      There are some pay cut system here, boss will deduct money from your pay,for others they will receive warning from the management. But for this creative and innovation idea I am not sure how would worker react in my country.

    Seyi sandra said:
    November 19, 2012 at 6:15 am

    That’s a lovely idea, should work in my office, the only snag is, it’s only two floors!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

      for you case you have to take 10 times! LOL!

    ayoliag said:
    November 19, 2012 at 8:43 am

    haha good one for all the lazy folk!

    mixedupmeme said:
    November 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Walking up stairs is good for you. But maybe not so many floors. Maybe boss should calculate according to how many minutes one is late. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

      what about late for a day or so? than will go luck to him! haha!

        mixedupmeme said:
        November 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

        Yes, that might be a problem. lol

    Bernice said:
    November 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I love the pictures of the stairs! Being late would give you a work out! A lot of our companies have flexibility with the work hours so there is not a precise start time.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 19, 2012 at 10:30 am

      in that case I will make them to pay back by performance! LOL! this secret just keep it to yourself!

        Bernice said:
        November 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

        Your secret is safe!

    myselves33 said:
    November 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Love this. Brilliant!

    Emily Rain said:
    November 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

    the greatest lesson of all. DONT BE LATE! haha

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      dun let other boss know! 🙂

    tcyph said:
    November 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Hmmm.nice

    kelihasablog said:
    November 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Oh that’s a cool idea… I’m not sure 19 floors is such a good idea, but then they probably wouldn’t be late but once… LOL 😀
    I love the picture looking down…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      it sounds like Army training!

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