I got an official-type “reprimand” today, because “I’ve been late coming back from lunch 6 times in the past month” including yesterday. It is, of course, not possible for me to access all my stats for the past month (heaven forbid they let employees look at their stats), but yesterday’s was still accessible. I was twenty one seconds over my alloted 30-minute lunch time. TWENTY ONE SECONDS. Do they take into account that I only had 28 minutes and 47 seconds of “coffee break” time rather than 30? Even with that 21 second overage, they were still getting almost a whole extra minute of work out of me.
True, at least one of the “lates” was about 2 minutes, but I had compensated by coming back 2 minutes early from my afternoon break, as we had been told we could do back when they implemented the current tracking system. We explicitly asked about that, due to the way that the freaking system had been explained, and were told, yes, if you have to run to the restroom during your online time, or if you were late back from break for some reason, you could cut your later break short to make up that time and keep yourself under the one hour alloted break/lunch time. You said as long as the total time was under one hour, everything would be peachy (paraphrase, not exact quote).
I just wonder, in the stats list, was R also reprimanded for being late back from lunch on Monday? She stole a whole five seconds of time from the company. Better get on her ass, too.