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    Watchmen taking advantage of office facilities (infrastructure) after office hours

    My office is fully Air Conditioned with clean infrastructure where two watchmen come alternatively according to shifts. Several times they have been caught red handed that means sleeping inside the office when the cooling is on. Is this kind of behaviour bearable?

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    Re: Watchmen taking advantage of office facilities (infrastructure) after office hours

    Hello friend,

    Your watchmen are misusing your office and this is not good. You should keep a regular check on them and tell them in a diplomatic way that this is not bearable as running an AC is not a cheap affair. Or one alternative you can give them is, a reduction in their salary and allowing them to sleep with the AC on. But better would be to tell them to not make this a practice and that they should use it when it is too hot.
    It is not easy to get work out of the labour these days. So we will have to give in at times.
    As it is sleeping during their duty hours is highly unacceptable. So if they don't overcome this habit even after you telling them repeatedly, you should hire new watchmen/man.
    Though it sounds too harsh, but to cover up such expenses takes a toll on the profits of the company. Once in a while they can be allowed to use it but not on a regular basis.

    All the best



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    Re: Watchmen taking advantage of office facilities (infrastructure) after office hours

    Dear sir I have read your statement here your expression about the office watchman is really shock able.

    You have caught them red handed ,watch man are not doing their duties instead they are sleeping under the cooling(ac).This kind of behaviour is never entertainable.You prepare notice and serve them.Now see what kind
    of reply they submit.If they down their head then take written that they will never do like that.And verbally warn
    them from the next time for your illegal work your service may be suspended or terminated be ready for consequences in future if you are not in a position to correct your odd behaviour.

    Thank You,

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    Re: Watchmen taking advantage of office facilities (infrastructure) after office hours

    such a behaviour is unethical and should not be tolerated .it calls for a strict action because if by any chance a mishap occurs than ultimately the loss would be yours. you should either change the guards or give them one last severe warning. locking of office doors from inside and providing them with a chaukidar hut outside the office could solve the problem.also installation of a camera and constant check would keep the guards active. goodluck !!

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    Re: Watchmen taking advantage of office facilities (infrastructure) after office hours

    Hi aspirant

    Certainly you should not tolerate such kind of behaviour from your watchmen. They should understand their responsibility and also they should realise that it is the job which is of utmost importance to them because it is due to that only that they are earning their living. they should definitely be taught a lesson and you should definitely be very strict with them in this case. Give them a suitable punishment so that they realise their mistake and never repeat it again.

    Call both of them to the office and tell them that you have come to know that they have been sleeping in the office premises during the working hours. they have been caught red handed many times doing so and now you have had enough of this nuisance from them. They should better understand their responsibility and their duty towards the company. Any kind of mishap can happen if they are so careless. They will definitely be punished for this and should make sure that this never happens again.

    You can ask them to pay a fine or cut some amount from their salaries as a fine.I am sure they will never dare to repeat it again Good luck

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    Re: Watchmen taking advantage of office facilities (infrastructure) after office hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    My office is fully Air Conditioned with clean infrastructure where two watchmen come alternatively according to shifts. Several times they have been caught red handed that means sleeping inside the office when the cooling is on. Is this kind of behaviour bearable?
    Hello Aspirant,

    It is good to have air conditioned office with clean infrastructure facility.By nature every man wants to avail the amenities & facilities.Of course few of us don't want to avail it illegally.

    The concerned watch man is not supposed to sleep in duty hrs.If any of them or both does it,he must be punished as per rule in force.But if any of them or both alternatively sleep temporarily for few hrs.this may be allowed & if they make it a habit of using as a resident,they may be directed in writing not to do so & if they fail in it ,suitable action must be taken,because the duty of watchman is more important & if they are involved in wrong behaviour,they can't control others for the same.

    So see the situation & proceed further.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Watchmen taking advantage of office facilities (infrastructure) after office hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    My office is fully Air Conditioned with clean infrastructure where two watchmen come alternatively according to shifts. Several times they have been caught red handed that means sleeping inside the office when the cooling is on. Is this kind of behaviour bearable?
    Dear Aspirant,

    Having good infrastructure for the office is very good.The duty of watchman is to watch the properties of the office.The watchman should be very attentive & no dullness,negligence,etc on part of duty of the watchman be allowed.

    If the watchman take rest in the office for few hours after duty hrs,it may be allowed.But they should not be allowed to use the office room as their resident,because it may spoil the working environment of the office.

    The watchman who has no principle can not do the duty well,because the watchman has to guard the properties of the office & if they are involved in illegal activities,they can not control others.

    So see the situation as whether they are sleeping in duty hrs or after duty hrs for long time & act accordingly.

    Thanks & good luck.

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