No more time cards!

United States
June 8, 2012 1:32pm CST
Starting on saturday we are no longer using time cards! From now on when we get to work we are to sign in on the computer which is set up by the phone and sign out when done. The college where I work is trying to get into the modern age! I know alot of other places/companies have a computer system set up where you just swipe your card and you are done! I know setting up a system like that would be way to expensive to set up around the college campus! So we will do it a different way! So what do you do when you came to work?
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
9 Jun 12
I go in and say "Hi!" to Maggiepie (but I call her her name...
• United States
12 Jun 12
You got it easy! You don't have to worry about punching in and out!
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
12 Jun 12
except she's always calling me when I'm not there because I forgot something important - like the insulin....
@ARIES1973 (9437)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Jun 12
We had this biometric system since 2007 in our department's regional office. We just have to put on our forefinger on the scanner and we're in. But on field offices we just use a log book and time cards.
• United States
12 Jun 12
I have heard this before! Use of a scanner and use a finger! This is a little weird to me but your place in the only place to do it that way! The college I work at are least moving up in the world when it comes to logging in and out on the computer!
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
most of the work i have been to, i have never experienced actually logging in with a time card. most have moved to the swiping of card and this would enable the HR to capture the details, including the time of my arrival at work. this is really very accurate, of course except when the receiver is down- which is a bit rare, if you ask me... with this, we are then allowed to manually input our time in.... But this is really great, too because you would not have to worry to get to the place where the time card machine is located to "log in". =)
• United States
12 Jun 12
We just don't have to log in and out on the computer. We also have to for our lunch breaks. If we were sick or had any vacations days we have to long into that also. If it is ot we have to log in that seperate other wise we won't get it.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
There are some many modern ways now in timing in at work.There are some who uses the same way that you used,some uses fingerprints and others are just swiping their ids.Here at work we are still using time card to be punched into bundy clock.No plans of changing it so far.
• United States
12 Jun 12
The kitchen was the first department to use a time clock! None of the other departments ever had one! They just signed in and out on a sheet of paper! Now the whole college campus is loging in and out on the computer!
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
I've been with companies that use different time keeping systems/machines. Two of my previous employers use chronolog for time tracking, the other one use biometrics. I can use my fingers/thumb mark for logging in and out. To my surprise, my current employer still use time cards and bundy clock. But recently, they told us that they have already ordered a more advanced time keeping machine and will soon replaced time cards.
• United States
12 Jun 12
I don't think were I work we will ever get that high tech with fingers/thumb mark to log in and out! that seems way to high tech to me! Anyway we are know done with the time cards and doing all are loging out and in on the computer.
• United States
8 Jun 12
I know the places I worked at I had to use a time card to clock in and out. Where Randuy worked at he had write his hours on a time sheet, but the problem with that is that his boss would cross out hours and cheat Randy out of pay. Before Randy turned it in we would make a copy of it and then if we had issues (which we did constantly) we would report it to the department of Labor. This had happened several times until he was let go in September. we had found out that a time sheet is a binding contract and therefore nobody was able to change things on it.
• United States
11 Jun 12
That really sucks that Randy's boss cheated him on his hours! I don't have to worry about that! We had a few weeks of practice to get used to the new system. If we made a mistake one of the supervisors would know it because he checks are log ins and outs. If we did we can go back and correct the mistake! I know my supervisor will not screw me and others out of hours.
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
8 Jun 12
How cool! Sounds like a step in the right direction. My job's in the dark ages. LOL It doesn't use a computer or even time cards. I just write down my hours. When it's time to get paid I turn it into my boss. Happy mylotting!
• United States
11 Jun 12
Most of the departments use to do that and now they will be using the computer to have all the employees to log in and out. They started the student workers on this earlier in the spring. Now it is our time!
@kaka135 (13483)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 12
I used to "tag" a card to enter the office, and also leave the office. Besides tracking the time we are in and out of the office, it's the security access card to enter and leave the office too. Without the card, we can't leave or enter through a door. The system also has a "anti-passback" feature, if we forget to "tag out" from the office, and we are trying to "tag in" to the office, the system will not allow us to do so. So, we have to always remember to tag in and out. Now, I am a full-time mother, hence no more time tracking except when I am doing my freelance projects. I still log my time spent on work with a time tracking system.
• United States
11 Jun 12
I have heard of security access cards to get into certian work places! I glad I don't have to do that when I log in and out for work! We do have for the lunch break. Same when we have a sick day and use vacation days.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
8 Jun 12
i work at a small not for profit and at any given time there are only about 12 of us there so the boss knows if we have been there or not. plus, at 8:30, we do staff devotions, so it is pretty noticeable if someone isn't there.
• United States
11 Jun 12
The kitchen was the first and only department to use a time clock. Everyone else had to just sign in and out on a piece of paper. I have heard stories of people signing out that their scheduled time but really were leaving early! Not all supervisors were paying attention to this! Now it will be!
• United States
8 Jun 12
Well i work for a construction company. I am the one in charge of keeping time but its hard because the guys arent in the office and they are responsible of checking in with me and when they leave for the day and come back here they are to check out with me and also write out a daily time sheet of what they did for the day. So thats they way i keep time around here The last place i worked for though i had to check in on the computer and check out on the computer as well. I also had to do this when taking lunch and going to the bathroom everyday it gets kind of annoying but if you arent signed in you cant do any work at all so it is there to always remind you to sign it at least so you will get paid.
• United States
11 Jun 12
Wth the new computer system we have to punch in and out for lunch break. We also have to log in sick days and vacation days when we use them. We still have to fill out a reqest for vacation and after we miss a day of work. The students have been logging and out on the computer since the spring.
• India
8 Jun 12
I just have to make sure I let them know That I attended the place , I mean I just have to sign for it and enter my status . It would sure be nice to use some other more advanced way like you know in those si-fi movies with retinal scanners and DNA testing that probably sill happens for more important and exclusive people .
• United States
11 Jun 12
most of the departments at the college I work at just sign in and out on a piece of paper. Starting tomorrow every department has to log in and out on the computer. It is about time the college gets into the 21st century! The students workers have been doing this since the spring.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
8 Jun 12
I've clocked in in many different ways throughout my carreer life. One job I had we had to use a time card that we "punched". Other's it's been a card much like a debit card that we "punched" but we also signed in so that our superiors knew we were there. I've used a register to clock in, I've used my finger print, and my SS number to sign into work. I've also just wrote down my times in a log, no clock in machine at all.
• United States
11 Jun 12
At the college I work at most of the departments have been signing out on a piece of paper for years! The kitchen started with a time clock like twenty years ago! Now everyone has to use the computer to log in now! It is about time! Now we are in the 21st century!
• United States
8 Jun 12
The job that I have requires us to log into our phones because i work in a call center. The only thing I dont understand about it, is if we have to sign into our phones, why do we still have to key our time in on the computer also. should they be able to pull a report or something, but they can pull it if your late!
• United States
11 Jun 12
The students who work in the kitchen started logging in on the compter this spring. If the computer is not working most of the students log on their phones then! I can't because my phone is not that sophisicated! I can use one of the supervisors computers if needed.
@hestylim (1211)
• Indonesia
9 Jun 12
we scan the card then scan our fingerprints to clock in and clock out.. :)
@sk66rc (4262)
• United States
8 Jun 12
I have 2 jobs & 1 of them, I'm on a salary so I don't really "clock" in or out... I work as a part time translator & I get paid per job basis... Although I do have an office for translator job, I'm rarely there...