Flexible Work Schedules – Do You Have One?

by Jennifer Miller on July 12, 2012

in Leadership, Workplace Issues

ClockDoes your boss care if you’re late to work?

If he or she is a “manage by the whites of their eyes” type boss, then most likely the answer is yes. However, it’s more likely that if you work in an office environment, your boss will grant you some flexibility in the name of work-life integration.

The social media site Mashable reports on a study by data-protection company Mozy, claiming that 73% of bosses don’t care if office workers are late. That’s good news, right?

Well, maybe. And maybe not. That flexibility comes with a price – the same study also reported that about 15% of U.S. bosses said they feel comfortable contacting and/or calling employees up to 9:00 p.m. at night.

Is this a trade off you are willing to make?

Would you do me a favor? Please take this survey and let me know what how the “clock” works in your office.


Want to elaborate on your vote? Just add it in the comments section.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Prasad Reddy July 12, 2012 at 9:47 am


I think it depends on the frequency of late-coming days and keeping the boss posted on late coming so that he can plan accordingly.

I have always been flexible with my team members as long as they kept me informed and have put in extra effort to complete tasks on schedule or stretched themselves the previous day.

But, if some of the teams need all the team members to be present to execute tasks, I have always insisted them to be on time and no leeway was allowed.

Camille July 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Hey Jen!
You have truly conqured the social media scene! Congrats! Love that I clicked on this article and it was yuors.. I would love to share it via email but cannot do so.. just FYI .. not all are on FB, Linked In or others.. some still do email.. induldge us!

Jennifer Miller July 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm


My goodness, it’s been *forever*. How did you find me?

I will take your advice about the email. . .am notifying my technical guru Mike to ask him how to add a “share” button for email.

Take care!

Jennifer Miller July 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm


It’s done- you can now share via email. It’s the blue @ sign on the right hand side of the “share” icons. Thanks for the suggestion!

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