Be A Clock Watcher

Updated: Jun 26



plural noun: clock-watchers; plural noun: clock watchers

an employee who is overly strict or zealous about not working more than the required hours.


Have you ever heard a manager or a CEO use this term in a derogatory manner about their employees?

I have and it always surprises me.

Many professions bill for time and hold strict to billing minutes, for instance, design, lawyers, etc.

It is an issue of value and time. The manager and CEO value their time and charge accordingly. Companies care about the hours you put in. They employ spyware on computers and clock in and clock out technology to ensure they are getting their dollar’s worth.

Chiding employees for being clock watchers is disrespectful and an abuse of power. It is indicative of narcissistic entitlement and is reminiscent of the days of serfs and Lords.

The time of employees is of equal value to the C-Suite. Employees don’t owe employers free labour. That attitude needs to be laid to rest.

I encourage you to be a clock watcher. You're worth it!

YOUR time is valuable and deserves to be remunerated.

Join me in sending #loveandlight into this issue and utilizing these word cues in #meditation so we can work on #healing this attitude.

  • Humble

  • Respectful

  • Mindful

  • Loving

  • Reverence

  • Fair

  • Valuable

  • Confidence

Be A Clock Watcher
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Dan Price is a role model entrepreneur and on Twitter he is bringing awareness to the world of the inequities employees experience. You can find it here: @DanPriceSeattle

Wisdom from Gary Vaynerchuk { @GaryVee }:

If you’re an employee in a company where the overall culture is toxic, then the best option is to leave.
There’s sadly not much you can do to change the culture of an organization when you’re an employee. Culture is something that’s dictated from the top down.
If the CEO and upper management aren’t building the right culture, there’s unfortunately not much you can change.


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