I've been going to work for nearly two months now. And during one of my conversation with the boss it came up. Not as a topic of issue but during the conversation. I was totally shocked of his audacity to mention something as trivial and unnecessary as this. Ever since I began work, I have always arrived before my working hours began. Not once was I late. I would sometimes arrive 15 minutes early, sometimes 10 minutes early. But usually I arrived 5 minutes early. The latest I ever arrived was once 1 minute early. So why are bosses so obsessed with their employees arriving earlier than their working hours. If our working hours are 9 to 5 and you have a lunch break of 30 mins, who is to say you are not allowed to use all of your free time. This wasn't said to me outright (but he sounded annoyed), may be he feared sounding unethical or illegal, but what is the difference of few minutes anyway. Is his company going to make money of minutes? This isn't that kind of job. I don't understand, do bosses actually make money because of minutes. WTF? Do they count the seconds too? They must be sick! If bosses are counting minutes like this which I find so silly, maybe we should demand more money, on the count that we are arriving early. Silly isn't it. I have never been late, never. Heck I don't think there should be a problem if I arrived at 9.00 am sharp all the time. Why is this boss on my case, thinking that I will be more useful to him with his unreasonable rants. And let me tell you this. When I arrive to work, in the morning, since I am not a tea drinker, their is nothing that I do. I sit at my desk immediately upon arrival. In my opinion, a well rested individual who is not pressured will be more productive. And if you are a boss who counts the minutes to their employees arrival like this, do you perhaps think that he/she will be better at his/her job? Do you think that making your employees feeling pressured to get to work will do your business any good? Or do you enjoy the power you hold and make unreasonable demands?