The life of a call center agent– especially in urban environements, – can be 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 telemarketing agent. 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.
If you’re struggling with punctuality, here are a few tips to help you be more on time:
Develop A Pre-Work Routine
Get your clothes ready the night before, give yourself an extra thirty minutes to get ready, and 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, on time.
Know the Importance of Rest
Being well rested is another key to having your day go according to 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. It’s up to you to change your habits so that you can be more punctual, and receive the benefits that come with always being on time.