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    Oh, also some employers take into consideration that turning on computers/getting yourself settled etc is not supposed to be paid time. So maybe the idea of rounding down is paying for focussed work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I'm sorry you've had such a worrying time, but to be honest I wouldn't have put in a time sheet for that day at all. I can imagine that if I were in that situation I wouldn't have actually been doing much work in that 50 minutes.
    It's hard to tell what sort of impact your leaving early would have had not knowing what sort of work you do, but yeah if I had only been for less than one (distracted) hour and someone then had to replace me for the majority of my shift I wouldn't have put it on my time sheet.
    I really don't mean to be rude at all because it sounds like you had a horrible day, but i think you're expecting a bit much to be paid for that hour.
    I disagree. If the OP was in the office doing something (even at a reduced rate) then I don't see why the employer should get that for free. Plenty of people have bludge periods at work and don't have their pay docked.

    To me it doesn't matter that they had to call someone in to finish the shift. Covering shifts when an employee has to take personal leave is a part of being an employer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Oh, also some employers take into consideration that turning on computers/getting yourself settled etc is not supposed to be paid time. .
    What a bunch of tightarses then!

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    I round down until the nearest 5 minutes.

    I feel that 2 minutes is overreacting

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    My heart skipped a beat when I read muscular dystrophy, was everything ok?

    I would have rounded down to the nearest 15mins, I too run payroll and it's just simpler to go to 15min intervals and generally it balances out over time with extras and unders.

    I would have done the same as you and said I didn't know what to do about the day and let them advise, I think the 2 mins was misdirected given what you've said about your level of commitment and even when I've had staff rort their hours I wouldn't sweat it for 2mins

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    What a bunch of tightarses then!
    That is my work lol.

    We are to arrive BEFORE start time and be working by start time and not be logged out before end time.

    This is also the place I mentioned in a previous thread where people were asked where they were going and why they took so long if they went to the bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I round down to the closest 5 mins.

    I'm just guessing here - so I could be wrong. Perhaps your manager is cranky not over 2 minutes but rather because there was a bit of back and forth (too much?) needed to finalise your time sheet.

    I always pick my staff up if they rip themselves off (eg put down they were here for 30 mins instead of 45). First if all they are ripping themselves off. Secondly it's not accurate - who knows when the at may come back to bite you as a supervisor.

    I would like it if a staff member checked when they were here and submitted an accurate timesheet from the get go. That being said things happen and I really don't baulk if one correction is needed. If a second correction is needed I might get the ****s though. So when you said it was 50 mins and then revealed it was 48 I probably would have been thinking to myself "just put the right time on the timesheet and give it to me." I probably wouldn't have minded if you put 50 mins down - it's more the back and forth I would have been annoyed with.

    Hope that makes sense.

    How is your little man now? That would have been super Scarey as a parent.
    Thanks I get what you are saying. And yes I said 'around 50 mins' when I first spoke to her as I knew it was roughly that time, but I hadn't checked it yet, only after I said that and she had replied that I hadn't signed out, I realised I rang hubby just before I left, so the call was made 9:48, and I only left a few mins after that. But I get what you're saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Oh, also some employers take into consideration that turning on computers/getting yourself settled etc is not supposed to be paid time. So maybe the idea of rounding down is paying for focussed work.
    Whaaaat? I'd love to the one of the employers to the Fair Work Commission! 'Focussed work' - now how would we measure that?! "Sorry Jill you looked like you were daydreaming there, we'll just put that down as unfocused work time on your time sheet".

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    It sounds like you've worked really hard and they have shown their appreciation by being flexible for you. I know what it's like, when I went back to work after having DD it was so stressful when she got sick. I was a salaried employee though so I just used sick leave or made up the hours another time. I haven't returned since DS was born and he is constantly sick, loads of hospital visits, and I have no idea how I'll cope when I start working again!

    I do agree with the others, I wouldn't have counted the 50mins. I would have just a written the whole day off as a bit of a disaster! Maybe your manager was a bit annoyed that you wanted to claim the 50mins considering you had to leave so quickly? Not saying that it's justified considering your child was sick, but that might have been why they responded like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    What specifically do you mean by them being 'accomodating'? Is it that they let you take sick leave/carers leave?
    They have let me come in later on 2-3 occasions when I've had appointments for my boys. My little one is doing hydro therapy and my elder son had an OT appointment one day. In each occasion it's unpaid leave and they have had enough notice, and also I have worked back late on some of these days or I've come in early to make up for it during busier periods.


 

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