Punching the Clock

time-clock.gifTo round off the week on the corporate theme, here are some emails we have received for logging our hours. The rules are more intricate than Sharia law. But Don’t Call It A Time Clock.

For reasons unknown to most, and explained even less clearly than the aforementioned compensation doober, we are required to keep track of every section that we edit, test, verify or review as well as numbers of forms downloaded and time spent researching online, making lists and updating charts and even keeping track of how much time it takes to keep track of how much time it takes. [i kid ye not]. Thus, when they make it even harder through the following emails, it is possible ot see why the capabilities of my TI-83 calculator and slide rule are insufficient to fill out my webtime.

—–Original Message—–
From: Mugwumpus, Cornfusion Q.
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 1:36 PM
To: CL-MSGMBX-01
Subject: End of the month and Labor Day time

With the end of the month and a holiday coming up, we will have some changes to our time collection next week.

Monday, August 30, the time for this week (8/22-28) will be collected. Please have your time submitted by the time you leave on Friday, 8/27.

Tuesday, August 31, the time for Sunday and Monday, 8/29-30 will be collected. Please have your time submitted before you leave on Monday, 8/30.

Friday, September 3, the time for Tuesday through Saturday, 8/31-9/4 will be collected. Any time for Friday and Saturday will have to be estimated. Please have your time submitted before you leave on Thursday, 9/2.

I will be collecting the time starting at 9:00 each collection day- checking to see that all time is in.

A calendar with this info will be posted on the bulletin board on eah floor. Thank you

The next three emails all apply to the same time frame and were received in the same work week.

—–Original Message—–
From: Mugwumpus, Cornfusion Q.
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:15 PM
To: CL-MSGMBX-01
Subject: Time over the next 3 weeks
Importance: High

Over the next three weeks we are going to be asking to have time in at irregular dates, so here it is. I will be posting a calendar of these weeks with the times and dates on the bulletin boards on 2 and 3 for reference.

This week, time needs to be in today before you leave so I can send it to Eagan Friday morning. Any time for Friday (6/25) and Saturday (6/26) will need to be estimated.

Next week, time for the end of the month (6/27-6/30) needs to be in on Tuesday, 6/29, by 2:00. Time for Tuesday may need to be estimated and time for Wednesday (6/30) will have to be estimated. I have to send the time to Eagan before I leave on Tuesday.

The next week, after the holiday (we have Friday 7/2 and Monday 7/5 off) time for Thursday (7/1) and any time over that weekend (7/2 and 7/3) needs to be in before you leave on Tuesday, 7/6. I will be sending the time for that on Wednesday morning.

—–Original Message—–
From: Mugwumpus, Cornfusion Q.
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 11:14 AM
To: CL-MSGMBX-01
Subject: time this week

Just a remender- don’t forget to get your time in for Sunday thru Wednesday before you leave on Tuesday. You may have to estimate part of Tuesday and all of Wednesday. Thanks

—–Original Message—–
From: Mugwumpus, Cornfusion Q.
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:35 PM
To: CL-MSGMBX-01
Subject: time
Importance: High

Don’t forget I need your time for this week- thru Wednesday- in about a half hour!
(You can put in Thursday too if you want.)

Most emails from Mugwumpus, Cornfusion Q. make even less sense.

One thought on “Punching the Clock

  1. Oh my gosh. I am so glad I don’t have to worry about all that crap. My pay is 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I am getting paid when I am sleeping. It’s hard work,but somebody’s gotta do it. My sympathies to you though.

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