If you have been contracted to do a job, it is essential to turn up to do that job, for legal, social and career reasons.
Legally, you are most probably breaking your contract if you do not turn up to work to get the job done. If your attendance is very poor, or if you miss a big meeting, your job could be in danger.
Socially, you will be missing out on the social atmosphere of the workplace if you do not attend work frequently. Team bonding is so important for effective working.
In terms of your career, the best way to advance at your job is to turn up at work when you are supposed to, for two key reasons.
- Firstly, good attendance will make it more likely that your boss will give you a good reference if you wish to move job – or promote you if you want to stay with that company.
- Secondly, attending work every day will help you to hone your skills and get better at your job.