Where I work they suddenly decided to get a finger print scanner. This would be used to clock employees in and out, and for breaks. I'm not comfortable with this mainly for a privacy reason, but also touching the same surface other people touch multiple times a day is a sanitary concern. In my experience management hasn't always been honest so I don't care if they say my finger prints aren't stored in their system.
I'm prepared to quit over this (as I was already thinking of it for other reasons). But it seems rather large of a jump. Should I talk to my manager in person, or in writing, and tell him I'm not comfortable scanning my finger print? I don't think it's legal for them to force employees to do this. I don't want to get into an argument where he's trying to change my mind. Should I tell him I'll quit or just do it without giving an explanation?
In my contract I agreed to give 2 weeks notice before quitting, but given how they sprung this on us that might not be possible without refusing to use the machine.
This seems very out of the blue to me, there hasn't been a problem with arriving at work on time. I realize some high security places would require this for access, but where I work is not such a place. It's very public facing.