Verbal Warning

Question to Ask the Workplace  Doctors about a warning.

Can I get a formal verbal for being 5 minutes late, first offense?

Signed, Late Once

Dear Late Once:

I assume you were late and did get a warning. From your question I can’t tell how formal it was, but did you think it would be ignored? If you were the boss and an employee was late a second time and on the second time you warned her, could she have then said to her boss, “This is only the second time I’ve been late and you didn’t say anything the first time?”

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Verbal Warning

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a warning:

I received a verbal warning in writing because I went on break and forgot to tell someone that I had a termination that I needed additional information. All the paperwork was completed by 8:30 am. I went on break at 10:10 am. I put the paperwork in a file folder on my credenza waiting for the additional information. When I came back from break, I was told that the additional information came in and was in the process of being signed. I thanked the person who did it and continued on my other work.

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