She ensures that she doesn't have to stay late after work and leaves exactly at the time she is supposed to leave.
Establishing clear work boundaries is crucial for maintaining a healthy work-life balance, avoiding burnout, and achieving long-term success in one's career. It allows individuals to prioritize their personal and professional needs, allocate time and energy more efficiently, and avoid overworking or spreading themselves too thin. However, it is unclear what appropriate boundaries we can set in a professional environment, which is why a woman is sparking debate on the internet with her unusual work ethic. TikTok user Ana Ibarra, aka @anaxxibarra, shared that she refuses to walk into her workplace before her shift begins.
She recorded herself waiting in her car for the exact time her job starts. She said, "I'm literally in the car waiting for it to be exactly eight so I can walk in my job, because I start work at eight. That means I'm gonna leave at exactly the time that I'm supposed to leave." She even opens a bag of Cheetos as she waits for the clock to strike eight before she walks in for work. Her statement has divided people's opinions — some said she was doing the right thing while some disagreed with her completely. A person noted, "If they want you to be there to set up for work 15 minutes early, they need to pay you for those 15 minutes."
"Yup, I’d walk in exactly 7:59 a.m. to start at 8. Then get asked why was I was sitting in my car," said @reesie120. @quannaa said, "Omg I show up 10 min early so I can leave 10 min early in my head it works." However, there were many who shared that that was not how they do things at work and did not agree with Ana. @okay_rell said, "Sadly, we can’t do that at my current job. If we’re not at our desks by 8:00 we have to use our sick time even if it’s 1 min." @kelle.belle commented, "I start at 10, and I’m there at 9. I cannot stand walking into my job at the time I start."
"If you’re early, you’re on time, if you’re on time, you’re late and if you’re late, you’re fired," said @vivo_shordtyy. There are several other people who shared their horrible and toxic experiences of clocking in and clocking out of work and advised people to prioritize themselves over the company they work for. While it is important to establish work boundaries, these boundaries may vary depending on the individual's workplace, job requirements, and personal preferences. It is important to communicate clearly with one's employer and colleagues about expectations and limitations to ensure a healthy work-life balance. It is also crucial to take care of your happiness and comfort level before anything in the workplace.