Philippine call center life – especially as an urban dweller – can be most chaotic. However, the importance of punctuality should never be underestimated – showing up on time to an appointment or work is the mark of a truly professional inbound and telemarketing agents. Being punctual for your work day, your appointments, and your deadlines shows respect for others and for yourself as well. Being habitually late shows a serious lack of organization skills and perhaps will even give the impression that you do not like your job or the person you are meeting with. Here are a few tips to help you be on time:
Organize Your Pre-Work Routine.
Get your clothes ready the night before, give yourself an extra thirty minutes to get ready, leave earlier than you absolutely have to. These are all things that can help you get ready and out the door so you can face the world—in the punctual way.
Know the importance of rest.
Being well rested is another key to having your day go on schedule. If you are tired and fatigued you are less likely to be prepared for the next day. Just like having a set time to get up in the morning, you should also have a set time to go to bed.
Make a Record of Your Attendance.
If your boss isn’t doing it for you and sending you reminders, make a record of when you come in to work late and when you get there on time. This may give you a clearer picture of how often you are tardy.
Work on Time Management.
You are not going to get things done if you don’t make the time for that to happen. Most people can’t make up success as they go along.