Not every job can offer flexible hours. If brain surgery is scheduled for 9 a.m., those workers can’t saunter in 10 minutes late. But in other jobs, a little flexibility on hours can go a long way.
I once worked at an office job — no customers, no dealing with the public — where a boss sent another employee around at 8 a.m. with a clipboard, marking as late anyone who wasn’t seated at their desk. There was no understanding or flexibility given to the employees, so they didn’t feel the desire to give their all to the company.
There are other jobs that don’t feel quite as much like prisons.