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1,396 hits 2.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by Tazwert

Should salaried employees be required to fill out a time card every week?
Some companies are requiring that salaried workers fill out a time card, every week (for productivity purposes) just like workers who are paid by the hour.


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16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/6/05 - 4:12:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well maybe they do it just to be sure every employee is showing up on time and when they are scheduled.

But I donno.

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/6/05 - 4:50:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
We fill out time sheets so that we can evaluate the how close various projects we work on come to the budgeted hours...

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/7/05 - 3:09:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nothing to hide? hide nothing, don't worry if you are doing what is required.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/7/05 - 3:32:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am a salaried employee; all i have to do is sign in in the morning...i do not have to write down what time i arrive or leave...also, i do not have to write down what time i leave and come back from lunch...
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/7/05 - 3:52:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've only been a salaried employee twice before; one time I had to do a time card, one time I didn't. I hated having to fill out the time card because my boss looked at them and decided I took lunch too late. She forced me to go to lunch before 1, and I like going from 2-3 so when you get back there isn't much of your day left. Plus I'm not hungry that early. And I had no reason to be at my desk, it wasn't like I took calls or anything. That always pissed me off!
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/7/05 - 9:44:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm a truck driver and I have to fill out these stupid ludicrous abominable God-forsaken log books every day and as much as I hate em, they do keep you honest. For the most part.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 6/28/05 - 2:33:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
no
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 6/28/05 - 3:17:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
no
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 6/28/05 - 3:25:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
A salaried employee is suppose to get X done - in whatever amount of time it takes.

But some (many) companies will say "you need to finish this project so work 45 hours - but you won't get extra pay for the extra 5 hours...What do you mean that you've finished in 35 hours and want to go home? You have to work the full 40 hours per week."

Thus, many companies use salaries to avoid paying overtime, but insist on a full 40 hour week every week.

No, salaried employees shouldn't have to punch a timeclock.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 6/28/05 - 5:27:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
In some situations, salaried employees are required to clock in/out for insurance purposes.

A time sheet could very well be required if attempting to figure out burden costs, but only if the time sheet, as pointed out earlier, is tracking time spent on problems.

I once worked at a company that, as a salaried employee, required me to punch in/oout. They once "docked" me 4 hours because I went home at lunch (Vomiting every 30 minutes). Of course, lunch was 5 hours after the start of the workday, but that's a different story. ANd the fact that I worked the previous Saturday was conveniently forgotten. But I kept the pay stub. At some point, if I really get ornery, I may take it to my attorney to prove that I was actually an hourly employee, and that I should therefore have been receiving time and a half for the 5+ hours I worked every week over 40.

Let's see, 5*52*3*19.25*1.5=$22,500

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 7:19:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, we all fill out time cards here..
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 10:43:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
There may be reasons regarding Cost Accounting that are of interest to management--to help them determine what it actually costs to provide a product or service.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/1/05 - 8:48:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, they introduced that where I work because of the amount of times managers were disappearing two hours early.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/1/05 - 9:58:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. Absolutely not. if they want an acurate record of the TIME you put in, they should pay wages. The reason for having salaries is to allow an employee to do the work as and when he or she sees fit. If the trust isn't there, then it should be a time punching, wage earning job.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/1/05 - 10:05:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not about trust greegor. As was pointed out a couple of times already, many companies use the time card data for business cost analysis rather than making sure a worker is there 40 hours a week.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/1/05 - 2:24:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
my manager writes down all the hours we do in a week but then again there are only nine employees.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 10/26/05 - 2:23:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hmm, Protestant's mentality versus Hacker's mentality. If it were up to me I'd choose the latter any day. But unfortunately that's not possible. So I'll just be a good little puppy and keep filling in those forms.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 10/26/05 - 2:26:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. The point of being salaried is that you perform a function for an amount of pay. How long it take you to do it is irrelevent, unless you are tracking hours for billing purposes, in which case, you probably shouldn't be salaried.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 10/26/05 - 2:28:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
i think it's a serious waste of perfectly good red-tape that could be more annoying if used elsewhere..
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/29/05 - 3:52:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm salaried and i have to fill out a time card. it's a pain, but i suppose they have their reasons.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/23/07 - 11:05:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, some of them may take advantage of not showing up, and picking up their check. That is very wrong.



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