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While I certainly appreciate your frustration, I must unfortunately tell you that unless you had an agreement in which salaried employment was guaranteed for a particular duration, your employer is free to change the terms of employment at any time. You are free to refuse any new terms which are unacceptable, but by that same token your employer is equally free to refuse to continue employing you. You cannot force your employer to employ you on the terms of your choosing.
You can certainly attempt to negotiate with them. Perhaps an arrangement where you remain on salary for so long as you have no more tardies would be acceptable to your employer. But ultimately this is a matter of negotiation and coming up with something that is mutually acceptable. If you cannot reach a mutually acceptable agreement, the employment does not have to continue, you just can't force your employer to employ you on the terms you would prefer.
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