I think I could write a book today entitled "Top 100 Excuses Why My Job is Late." Why is it that some people are chronically late with their transcripts? It almost seems like a disease.
Look, I'm a procrastinator, I must admit. However, when it comes to meeting deadlines, I do have a little work integrity. I am not saying I have NEVER been late, but there are some people who are late each and every job. What's up with that?!
I have heard every excuse in the book when it comes to being late. Here's some of my favorites:
"My dog ate the transcript."
"My computer crashed." (conveniently the morning the job is due)
"My rabbit chewed my computer cord, and I lost everything."
"My mother is in the hospital." (same mother passed away a year ago)
I know it is an occupational hazard in this industry to be late. I think if people were docked in their page rate, they might start being on time.
Any suggestions on how to deal with lateness? Should people who are chronically late be penalized?