Am I going to be fired for recording a lunch break on a shift that finished the same time the lunch break will start?

Long story short, I forgot to fill in my timesheets after each shift because I was simply too lazy to fill it out after each workday.  I now recorded a 30 minute lunchbreak on one of my shifts that ended early at the same time the lunch break was about to start.  I gave my reason to my employer that I wasn't sure if there was a lunchbreak on that shift because I had forgotten to record it in my timesheet for that day, so I thought I'd record a 30 minute lunch break for that shift to avoid a possible overpayment. However, I did not take into account they might see it the wrong way and think I was going to take a lunch break and go back to work before providing a false or misleading finish time for that shift. 

My shift for that date started 7:00 AM and finished 11:00AM before I recorded a 30 minute lunch break.  

I'm worried they might see me as a dishonest person and fire me, despite trying to be honest and risking 30 minutes worth of work by stating I had a 30 minute lunch break. 

I'm feeling very worried. 


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2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    As an employer, I would see you as dishonest. You didn't do your time sheets because you're too lazy. And, I suspect laziness carries over to your job. If it does, you're fired.

    On the other hand, if I like your work, I'd give you a warning with your supervisor present. No more cheat sheets.

  • 1 month ago

    What did your employer say when you gave him/her your reasons?

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