I refer to our meeting on 22/03/2017. Despite our verbal and written warnings about your timekeeping, there has been no improvement nor have you provided a satisfactory explanation as to why you continue to be late for work.
This conduct is unacceptable. We therefore give you this final warning. If you are late again without offering a reasonable excuse, you will be dismissed.
If you have any questions about this final warning or if we can help you improve your performance or correct the difficulties, then please contact me at the earliest possible opportunity.
PS – Whilst I am indeed a huge fan of Game of Thrones, altering my chair to resemble the Iron Throne (see picture attached) is an impressive display of ingenuity but does not unfortunately get you off the hook. Similarly, leaving a note on my desk that says, “This throne was forged from a thousand co-worker’s keyboards in the fiery breath of the dragon Balerion the Black Dread. P.S. If I get the sack then winter is definitely coming……,” is very unprofessional and will also earn you no brownie points.
You may also want to bear in mind the fact that I have just received an email from no less than 18 members of staff in the sales department this morning requesting a new keyboard and mouse because theirs has gone missing.
Jon Snow (nee Edwards)