Now THAT’S what we call a rounding error!

The company’s new time-clock system goes live, and this IT pilot fish has finally figured out exactly how it works — and is not happy.

“We were originally told the managers would adjust our clock in/out times if we deviated from our schedule,” says fish. “Oh, how I wish that was now the case.

“The way the system works is that your clock in/out time is rounded from seven minutes before or after your scheduled time to arrive or leave. Say I clock out at 4:37 p.m. — it’s rounded to 4:30.

“However, if I clock out at 4:38, then I register as getting eight minutes of comp time. Only we’re not allowed to earn comp time, so before the end of the pay period I have to clock out eight minutes early. If I happen to clock out nine minutes early, then I’m one minute under time and have to use leave to make up for it.

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from Computerworld



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