You know how they say that disciplining should be carrots and sticks or reward and punishment. How do you know if it is working, though? My cousin, who is very close to me has a laundry business. Every time her employee does not show for work, she hollers to me for help because she has to be at the day care for her kid. As much as I want to help, I can't keep dropping everything at the last minute to help out.
She has an incentive for attendance for her employees - when does she throw in the towel and admit that the incentive is not working?