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Got to work late, sat down and am thinking about how to account for this. Being a dozy so & so I tend to fill in my timesheet early and put 8 hours for today, so do I do 8 hours today or 6 today and then 2 extra next week? or do I wait for the time when I have mucho work to do and just put in the time then and not claim over time? Trying to be honest about this! Opinions please, waste the time I owe or save it for the rush I can see coming (when I could accrue overtime)...
Our company policy is that if you earn comp time, or need to make up missed time, you have to do it (take the comp time or make up the missed time) before the end of the pay period.
If it were me, I'd simply work an extra hour for a couple of days, and record the time accurately (6 for today, and 9 for the next two days).
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OK, Knowing the PM on this I will get it for doing that and then charging over time when it's applicable, I will also get it for doing the hours at a time when there is little to do. Damned if I do, Damned if I don't.
Bucking the trend here, timesheets are one of the many psychological tools to own you. One of the only potential use is for billing on gov't projects if you're working on more than one. Otherwise, s*** the man - you're salaried, right? (Though if you can accrue overtime in the classic sense, maybe not?) If salaried, put down 8 hours, no matter what you do.
The irony to that is, that's exactly what I've been told by management -- the system (and managers) can't handle less than or more than 8.
If you're hourly, who the frack cares? You're getting paid for the work you do when you do it.
The issue this project has is too many companies, we used to be able to do everything, now we have to outsource things. This was a case of small company being bought out by big company and not really understanding what we do (or did) and choosing to buy in stuff we used to make and letting the skills wither as 'it's cheaper to buy it' you now get to state we are in now, people should have signed off on a bit of large gadget. They didn't want to, before the figures were published for this year, now we have lost these widgets to somewhere in South America... and yes it's for a government project!
Well I have always used if the work gets done all is good. However the attitude of those higher up is if the work is not done in regular chunks someone is being lazy... (parent company does not do technology)
So we're doing this learning event called "Developing Chatbots 101" for students and newbie developers and I wanted to make the event more interesting and engaging.
Previously, we've been doing Kahoot (A quiz game) for many events but that's kinda old and boring now.
One thing that I thought of was to use color charts and pictures, divide the audience in small group and ask them to assemble the workflow of Chatbots using those pictures and chart. Well, my fellow speakers disagree with me thinking that'll be a total waste of time
So I need some expert advice. What do you guys think would be a good activity during the technical sessions?
P.S. There's a presentation planned for introductory purposes and later we also have a hands-on demo. The activity was supposed to be in between the two mentioned above.
Don't go there in person. Give a URL to each student and them to do ask whatever they want online prior. While everyone is busy pop-out out of nowhere and tell them how awesome your bot is. If they look irritated, run.
reminds me of my days working for large companies, E&Y and suchlike
once a year, "as a bonus for your hard work," they would:
- ship us off to some hotel in a foreign land
- do "team building exercises" (or later they gave it some other obscure name),
- and we'd all fart about doing stupid things, of course inter-departmental, lol lol, happy happy
- at the end say how good it was and how we would use these ideas back in the office
- and of course after the "[also fully organized] free and easy day"
--> fly back home, go back to work and do exactly the same things the same way as before.
If it's a frigging bonus:
- why TF do we have to do all this stupid sh*t?
- why TF can't we do what we feel like
- why TF fly to a foreign country only to spend most of the day in a hotel conference room?
It's all nice, everybody acts happy - because they just want it to end, "FFS, please just let it f*g end," because what is the real result: NOTHING! WASTE OF FARKING TIME AND MONEY!
last few years as an employee when that sh*t came around I told them to shove it, didn't care how much they were paying and blah blah, "if it's a 'bonus' treat me like an adult or go fork yourself."
In your case same advice: don't bother, give them an extra hour for lunch - as much will come from that as stupid exercises. It's bullshit, make the people do something for the sake of filling up the day (or making myself sound smart)
If you really want to win the people over best idea:
skip it completely and let everyone go home an hour or two earlier
- people WILL appreciate THAT as AWESOME
playing games treats the audience like children that need to be kept busy [till mommy finishes work and comes to collect them], it sucks, it's stupid, it's a bad idea all around to treat adults that way - more foll those that fall for that sh*t.
At a guess, tax breaks. You can generally claim training costs against your company tax, but there has to be a "training element" to it. The free day is the reason you get it - that and any duty free purchases you make - the other day is how the company gets the flights for free.
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