# Punch clock question [closed]

I saw a question on this site asking if a punch clock at work was set two mins slow, could the employer be benefitting from the discrepancy. My question is, what if it's set 6 minutes slow, does that effect pay or benefit the employer? 6 minutes seems like a very odd number not to be set that way intentionally. And would it effect rounding times up or down? Thank you.

• Six minutes is a tenth of an hour. In Germany I have several times been paid in "decimal hours". But, as @Battle says, if you lose X minutes on arrival,, you gain X minutes on departure, so don't worry about it.
– Mawg
Commented Nov 7, 2019 at 7:42
• If it is 2 minutes slow the entire day, then wouldn't the time spent working be the same? So if you came in 8am, it would be 7:58am, but when you leave at 4pm, it's 3:58pm, or exactly 8 hours.
– Dan
Commented Nov 7, 2019 at 15:48
• Sorry for some reason I thought you said 2 minutes slow, so that is why I put in 2 minutes. Regardless of the offset, the differences are the same.
– Dan
Commented Nov 7, 2019 at 15:51
• Perhaps it looses 1 minute a month so next month it will be 7 minutes slow... Commented Nov 7, 2019 at 16:18
• @SolarMike But even then, wouldn't it still be 8 hours if you came in 8 and left at 4? The time on the clock wouldn't really matter, so long as you are actually working 8 hours.
– Dan
Commented Nov 7, 2019 at 17:56