Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about Flex-time difficulties:
I work in Human Resources and often get questions from employees about situations in the workplace. Our company is a pretty relaxed culture whereas there is a lot of flexibility, including work schedules. 78% of our employees are women and we pride ourselves on being a family friendly corporation. Many employees come in between 5-30 minutes after there starting time of 8:00. Most adjust it by taking a shorter lunch hour, staying late, or make up the time other ways (weekend). There are a few positions where this flexibility has been causing problems, particularly the front office staff and receptionists. These are positions that open up the offices and answer phones. If they are late, it has more of an impact. It becomes difficult because it seems unfair that some are allowed flexibility but some aren’t.