Charley, a new retiree greeter at Walmart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, sometimes 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies.
One day the boss was in a real quandary about how to deal with it.
Finally, he called him into the office for a talk. "Charley, I have to
tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang on job, but your being
late so often is quite bothersome."
"Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."
"Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd
though, your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Armed Forces.
What did they say if you came in late there?"
"They said, 'Good morning, General. Tea or coffee this morning, sir."
Skyraider's story reminded me of a buddy that went to work for the Post Office.
During his interview they asked him if he had any disabilities they needed to accommodate.
He had lost his testicles in Nam but said he didn't want any special treatment.
After training they told class that they would work 8-4.
The trainer told everyone to show up Monday promptly at 8 am.
He pulled my buddy off to the side and told him he could show up at 9am.
My buddy got upset, again stating that he wanted no special treatment.
The trainer then replied " Larry, this is a Government job. All we do the first hour is stand around, drink coffee, and scratch our nuts. Ain't no point in you showing up for THAT ! .