There was an email sent out to everyone in the agency today. The message was, everyone must come in as early as 10am and leave by 7pm. And if you fail to come in before 10am more than 3x, your personal leaves will be deducted and it will be counted as half day.
I was not satisfied with that. Which is why I replied back to the Chief Operations Officer. My reply was " If we fail to come in early, our leaves will be deducted. So if we worked late, will we get extended leaves?"
The COO replied. He was not happy and explained that this exercise was not about penalizing and rewarding employees. It was about getting into the habit of working on time. However, on the other hand, it is okey for the COO to penalize the employees.
I fail to understand this.