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How does your culture view time? It is important for Americans to be on time. It is considered rude to be 5 minutes late to a meeting. Americans strive for things to start and end at the proper time scheduled. How does this vary in your country?

Oct 9, 2012 9:30 PM
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I think that it's not so accurate when we have a meeting or a conversation in our corporation. Maybe it's a common thing.

October 13, 2012

Well, it depends on what part of the US you're at too. Here in Miami you shouldn't really be late for things, but yet it is customary for events/ meetings to start 30 minutes to an hour late. 

October 13, 2012

It is rude to be late. However it's normal here in Malaysia to be late for 30 minutes max especially for classes (ps I am not one of them). But when it comes to work, most private sectors keep it punctual. Not the public workers though. Some of them just waltz right in according to their own time :/

October 12, 2012
In schools and workplaces people avoid being late because there are rules. But in general, 30 minutes late is considered okay and it's awfully common for meetings (especially the casual ones or those of students' clubs) to be scheduled a half or an hour earlier than the time they actually start to accomodate people who always come late. And it's equally common for punctual people to come an hour too early and get irritated.
October 12, 2012

according the rule of the firm,we always have some problems on the way or at home ,if we do not on time ,we should inform the manager why ?

October 10, 2012
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