A 104 year old company before it was dissolved had actually become perfect. No whistles, no bells, no time clock. You signed in and out. The disciplinary system was unbelievable. If you had children and flu season hit, you would have lost your job before the change. The change was....If you receive 4 incidents you would get a verbal warning; 4 more was a written warning; 4 more was a 3 day suspension; and then you would get fired. But! It took 12 occurrences of leaving early or coming in late before you received a quarter of an incident. So, that comes out 48 occurrences for a whole incident; so, 192 occurrences would get you a verbal warning. Flat tires, doctors appointment, pick up a relative at the airport, sick kids, teacher conferences, pageants, recitals, scouts, over sleeping; yes, life balance was covered. We would meet for breakfast in the cafeteria an hour before our shift started, and you would find the plant manager there having breakfast with the managers. We could plan our day before we went to work. It was stress free. Personnel and Eng. had desks on the manufacturing floor. Problems were addressed immediately. Laughing aloud was allowed. People smiled. Gone but not forgotten. The good ole bad ole days weren't bad at all. We even had one employ in her 80's.