Bloke confused after getting told off by manager for starting on time at new job

A security guard has been left confused after getting told off by the manager on his first shift at a new job, despite starting work on time.

Sharing the story anonymously on Reddit, the man said he had just started a new job and was contracted to start work at 10am.

He arrived on time and was in position just minutes later but was pulled aside on his lunch break by the manager who told him that his behaviour was unacceptable, the Daily Mirror reports.

The manager said that in the future he should arrive early, but the man refused, saying that on principle he would not arrive at work before they started paying him.

He said: "I'm not getting paid to come earlier so I really don't see why I'm required to.

"She got huffy with me and said that the sales staff aren't trained to be security, and with the popularity of the store every morning there will be people lining up waiting to go inside and that I needed to be here earlier because of that."

He went on: "She said that it really wasn't hard to come a few minutes earlier and that it wasn't fair to come 'just on time'.

"I know it's not hard to come a little earlier, but I feel it's more about the principle – if you want someone to come earlier then make that clear through the hours."

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He added: "I told her such and she just sighed and walked away. We didn't talk for the rest of the day."

After sharing his story online, the man was inundated with advice, with some people thinking he was in the wrong for not turning up early.

One user said: "At every job I have had if you are scheduled to start work at 10 that means that at 10 on the dot you are on the floor available to work.

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"If you're in the back putting away your belongings then you aren't working. You weren't working at 10, you started somewhere around 10:05."

But another disagreed and said: "Screw jobs that nickel and dime you like that for less than five minutes. If they want you there at 10 too, they should schedule it that way.

"Don't expect your job to be happy about it though, especially since they already pulled you aside to talk about it. Pick your battle."

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