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I think it is in that old book, "Tales of computing folks" (a collection of a regular column of the good old Datamation magazine, bringing true-life stories) where the time tracking reports became so complex that the employees started filing half an hour a week, then increased to an hour a week, for filling out the forms. If I remember the story right, management started reacting to it when everyone spent an hour a week filling in the time sheets, realizing that the system had to be simplified. (Obviously, this was in the paper & pencil dates where no computerized system limited you to a specific set of project numbers.)

My current company makes no real use of the time sheet; the only reason for collecting them is to prove to the authorities that we are not working more overtime than allowed by public regulations. (That is obviously a joke, when hours worked are registred manually - if we come close to the limit, we can just push a few hours over to the following period.)

The effect is that they spend no resources on making a decent reporting system. E.g. you have to fill in the fields of a form in a given sequence, otherwise the system will barf. You cannot enter fractional hours using a comma rather than a full stop (in Germanic languages, comma is the standard), no matter what you have specified in the language/region setting of your PC. If you happen to hit the wrong activity code when clicking in the pulldown menu, you may spend quite some time, and dozens of manual operations, to have that entry cancelled and to reenter the values using the correct activity code. For all but a standard, run off the mill, work week, you may easily spend half an hour filling in the forms. -- And then, knowing that they will use it for absolutely nothing, is the most frustrating part of it!
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