How do I CYA for a mistake such as punching out at the wrong time?
The easy answer is don't make a mistake. But we're human, and given 5 million tasks, a mistake is inevitable and therefore the same mistake or a version of it is bound to be repeated no matter how organized or perfect your intentions.
Should I just say in these meetings: I own the mistake or should I respond that I was not aware in an effort to CYA?
I was fired for my honesty at one job and the person that hired me told me that there is a way to tell the truth and a way to lie as he walked me out the final time. I don't want this to happen again. What can I do?