One of my workers has been with me for two previous seasons and he works good, puts down nice stripes, finally trims nice and straight and has everything down pat and has had a good attendence record till now. My attendence policy is if your late three times within a 30 day period, your fired. Well today he came in 20 min late (third time in 3 weeks) & I sent him home and said I will have a "discussion" with him tomorrow. He has called me twice tonite expressing concern about what I will decide, but his reason was simply that he slept rite thru his alarm. I feel I must let him go to set a presedence for the other workers. If I "let it slide", the others wont take my rules seriously. If I can him, I will lose one of my most valueble workers whice will definately hurt my business in our most busiest time. What are your thoughts?