Yes. Fortunato also said Bryce was an emotional person. Could he have let the initial success at bringing the group together fuel his idealistic emotions so much that he... FORGOT THE TIME? Why didn't he check and double check with Charmaine that they were actually going to be at the meeting on time. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what time it is, especially when you are so heady on newly found team unity???
- These execs have extremely packed schedules. They already have to reject a number of meetings with people because they simply don't have time; their entire schedule is prioritized. To get it blown off after you've sacrificed a number of other opportunities...?
- For every bum you throw back out on the street with a good idea, there are ten others waiting to take his place. Ideas are a dime a dozen, anyway. Many people have WONDERFUL ideas, it's the execution that matters. Which leads me to say...
- ...if a guy is irresponsible enough to show up 30 minutes late for a meeting, is this the sort of guy you want to entrust with millions of your dollars? Is this a guy you can expect to keep to a tight schedule and be responsible in a number of other ways? It's EASY to be on time, if you actually try. If a guy can't even do that right, I wouldn't just assume he'd get the bigger, harder things right -- that would be insane.
- Not to mention, is this a guy you want representing YOU to YOUR customers and other companies you want to close large deals with? Public Relations is a big deal, and being 30 minutes late could disadvantage you in the marketplace and potentially millions of dollars by the deals that were lost over something so stupid.
For most of us, being 30 minutes late isn't a big deal. The stakes aren't that high. No money is usually involved. And it doesn't have much to do with our jobs.
But for these guys, being on time is extremely important.
For meetings, being even 5 minutes late can make others lose a slight bit of respect for you right then.....unless they are late, too, or even later. It depends on the culture.
I know a lady at work who says she comes into work at 6am everyday. And she leaves at noon every day. People seem to think it's ok because she showed up 3 hours earlier than them every day. Whatever.
In the business world NEVER, NEVER, NEVER show up late for a meeting with a potential client. If there is a good reason why you will be late, always call and apologize giving your expected time of arrival.
I have been an executive secretary for many years and every single executive I have worked for would have, at the least, reacted badly and expected an apology. At the worst, that team would have been shown the door before a presentation was even attempted. Very bad move. Brice should have been fired for that alone.
The prior season.. I can't remember what team it was. But, they showed up late for the Star Wars Circuit City (?) promotion dealy-bob with the executives. When they finally walked in, the executives said that they didn't have time and walked out. Totally screwed that team too.
I'm a really big stickler about being on time, no matter where it is. Major pet peeve of mine is to be late...and for people to arrive late when plans are made w/me.
IMO, it just reeks of rudeness.
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Yeah, it can come off as someone thinking their time is more valuable than the person they're standing up. Not good.I'm a really big stickler about being on time, no matter where it is. Major pet peeve of mine is to be late...and for people to arrive late when plans are made w/me. IMO, it just reeks of rudeness.
And I bet she doesn't surf the net from 6am-9am every day either...Originally Posted by crede
Even if she'd work 6am-3pm (i.e., a full 8 hours), impressions are everything. Sometimes people simply get disgruntled because it LOOKS like you're not working a full day, and plus you're not around during the hours they are, if they need you for something. You can only get away with it on a long-term basis if you do exemplary work and don't cause problems.
I saw a rerun today. Bryce apologized for showing up late when the older gentleman admonished the team for being late. Bryce also said the he did not know the time of the appointment. He depended on Charmaine taking them there on time, I guess.
Bryce came across very genuine to me. The stuff he said in the cab is not very different from what he has given as answers to the questions in the opening of this thread.