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If you know the novel/movie "Time Machine", then you know why it's not a good idea to travel into the future: You will not feel at home in your original time frame any more, and the future will become your present. I know, quoting R. Kelly has become politically incorrect recently, but he puts like this, and I totally agree:
"I wanna have to find my way, and I don't wanna have a clue. Just let the universe surprise me"
So my only option would be to travel into the past. What I'd definitely like to see the most are dinosaurs. My favorite time would be the Jurassic period, as the Cretaceous period with its T-Rex and Velociraptor is too mainstream for me. I'd prefer to see the Brontosaurus, the Allosaurus, the Stegosaurus, the Diplodocus and the Archaeopteryx.
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).
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
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!