We all have different schedules and we depend on knowing the certain hours of business. As a student, we are expected to show up to our scheduled class on time. This standard should be held for all of the staff. It would be hypocritical to enforce a regulation that is not practiced by all of the staff and professors. I propose the enforcement of the tardy and absence rules and regulations for the employees, cross training employees to perform tasks other than their assigned one, and a key card system.
The first day of every class consists of going over the syllabus. Professor’s emphasize on the tardy and absence policy. From day one we are notified of this policy. Students are also told what the consequences are if they are tardy or absent. Some examples of being absent or tardy more than the allowed amount of days include the dropping of financial aid and the dropping of a letter grade in the class that is missed. For a lot of students, those two consequences alone are enough to ensure attendance.
What happens when, for example, the librarian is late? Students are told to just wait on the librarian. The librarian is the only one that can open the library. I have personally seen the librarian show up late to work on numerous occasions. The hours are posted in multiple locations, but the hours are not always followed. I have classes Monday thru Thursday. The library hours for the fall and spring semesters are 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday (MSCC.edu).
There are numerous understandable reasons to show up late to work on occasion. The regulations regarding this issue should still be enforced, especially when the same person shows up late on multiple occasions. Students depend on the librarian to show up on time and open the doors to the library according to the posted hours. When this does not happen, it can hinder the success of the student. If the employee can’t fulfill the responsibility of showing up to work on time, then...