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Woman explains why employees should be allowed to leave office early after finishing work

She shares how there isn't any need for employees to stay back at their office if they have no work left.

Woman explains why employees should be allowed to leave office early after finishing work
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @lexiefirment

Any individual who has worked in a corporate environment for a decent amount of time will quickly agree on how work cultures often defy logic. There are many aspects of modern work culture that individuals cannot agree with, considering how it can be quite draining for them as well to stick to such unrealistic standards. Lexie Firment—who goes by @lexiefirment on TikTok—posted an insightful video about how absurd work culture was getting. Her video has got 286.8K likes and 435 comments on the social media platform.

Image Source: TikTok  | @lexiefirment
Image Source: TikTok | @lexiefirment

Firment starts the video by sarcastically remarking on how work culture was quite funny. "Like, you will have a 50-year-old woman screaming at you because you left 5 minutes early," she says. The woman also pointed out how employers would often call for dedicated staff meetings just to ensure everyone adhered to their contract's timings. She highlighted how it was quite unreasonable not to allow workers to leave 3 minutes before their time, especially if they were done with their work.

Image Source: TikTok | @lexiefirment
Image Source: TikTok | @lexiefirment

According to her, if an employee had finished their work 10 or 15 minutes before their shift ended, there was no reason for them to stay there. She says, "I wouldn't be doing anything anyway. I might as well get a head start on my commute." Firment shared how she lived 30 minutes away because of a lack of affordable housing. She states how being allowed to leave early would be incredibly helpful to her. Due of her extensive commute, she would also come in to work 40 minutes early, so it was more than reasonable for her to be able to leave early.

Image Source: TikTok | @kaitquuu
Image Source: TikTok | @kaitquuu
Image Source: TikTok | @arianamericana
Image Source: TikTok | @arianamericana

She concluded her short video by pointing out how grown adults were yelling at their employees for no reason and asked people to relax a bit when it came to this issue. The woman's concerns resonated with a lot of people on the site, and they shared their opinions about it in the comments section. @beckersonn said, "Managers love having a vague group meeting instead of addressing one person, lol." @visionsofdel said, "Being treated like a fourth grader is absolutely my least part of having a corporate job."

Image Source: Reddit | u/heyyslat
Image Source: Reddit | u/heyyslat

Most managers also insist that their employees clock in earlier than they need to. A Reddit thread posted by u/heyyslat where his manager texted him, asking him to punch in on time. The manager wrote, "This message is to advise you about punching in late. Make sure you punch in on time every single day. I know you can do it!" Since the individual was on time for his job, the manager's message did not make sense to him, so he asked for clarification, mentioning how he was technically on time but would get delayed for minutes because of traffic.

He also pointed out how it took time for everyone to be sent to their duties. The manager responded by saying, "Try punching in at 7:25 tomorrow; that's all I ask." People in the comments were very critical of the manager's attitude. u/radicale_reetroeier said, "You want to grow in a company that micromanages like this?" u/CBguy1983 commented, "Oldest routine… 'get ready for work by clocking in early'…yeah like so many others I dread work the moment I get in my car to go to work."

You can follow Lexie Firment (@lexiefirment) on her TikTok for more content like this. 

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