I got a disgusting and unprompted message from someone on Tinder.
Is it better to stand firm in cases like these, or cut clients some slack and focus on helping them in other aspects of my job?
I don’t mind the 5- to 10-minute early bird, but some arrive as far as 45 minutes in advance.
Some background: my company works to prepare people for entry or re-entry into the workforce, sometimes by addressing matters of professionalism (attire, conduct, etc.).
Part of me feels like one of my duties is to demonstrate the importance of respecting another person’s schedule, and of maintaining a professional agreement (i.e., the meeting time).
So when I get an early arrival, I typically stay at my desk (which is out of sight of Reception) and come out only 5-10 minutes before the scheduled time.