Dear Circadian Rhythm:
I regret to have to inform you that you are being put on probation. In the past two weeks you have failed to adjust your performance to comply with our new Standard Time policy. You have clocked out early almost daily, and consistently clock in an hour early at 5:30 a.m. In addition, your work has been unreliable and inaccurate. I’m sure you will agree that 2 a.m., 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. are not appropriate times to conduct personal business. You are expected to be at your post and sleeping during that time.
This subject has come up in previous discussions and I must emphasize that at this time our current staffing situation does not allow us to accommodate your preference for flex time.
During your probationary period I will be assessing your accuracy, reliability and willingness to provide the services you were hired for. You have been a dedicated member of the team for many years, and I know you can get back on track if you just focus on the task at hand.
I will follow up with you at the end of 2 weeks to further discuss your continued employment.