How to Have Good Work Attendance
Having a good work attendance record is actually quite easy. Make sure that you arrive on time for your scheduled workday. It is best - and in some circumstances recommended or required - that you show up about fifteen to twenty minutes early, before your shift, so that you can get other things out of the way. Things like checking your email or phone messages, speaking to co-workers, or even going to the restroom. To make sure that you are on time, be sure to go to bed at a certain hour and wake up at a certain time. It's usually a good idea to wake up an hour or more before you are due to arrive at work.
This is to ensure that you have enough time to shower, have breakfast, have coffee, and for those with families, get children and other things out the door.
Arriving to work early also allows you to get other non work related business out of the way during those early moments. Again, this includes checking email, Facebook messages, Twitter messages, and other things. Speaking of social networking, unless you are using certain sites or instant messaging programs for work, it's best not to use them during work hours. In fact, some businesses use WebSense in order to block their employees from accessing certain websites during their work shifts.
If it is not work related, do not access it.
There are of course times where you can not make it to work on time or not at all. In those cases, it's best to call a supervisor or manager and let them know that you will be late and the reason you will not be coming in at your appointed time. Honesty is most important in this, as employees get into trouble if they are caught 'on vacation' when they should be at work.