We have a new supervisor and he is requiring that we utilize a time clock. The problem is there is no time clock at more than one of the sites I work at. Can he require that we drive from the site that has no time clock to a site that does for lunch and break times?
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I am going to go by personal experience on this one. Your mileage may vary.
There are 2 non "install a time-clock" solutions to this dilemma:
Solution 1) have time cards that are filled out and approved by someone on the worksite (preferably whoever's in charge). Problem: time cards can get lost, are difficult to track, and, ultimately may not accurately tell how long you were there if it takes awhile to track down someone to sign off on your start/ end times. Cost: negligible (time to make the initial form + printing costs, getting the forms out to the workers or having them print them up themselves)
Solution 2) software. There's various software for the smartphones that can track a person's work day, include breaks. Each person would be given a unique code, and the manager would also have to input his code as well to verify. Problem: phone may die because of use, get lost, stolen, misplaced - but if you have a computer that has an emulator, simply log onto it. Cost: free to medium (per user + monthly fee, generally)
a quick google search of "Timeclock app" will come up with quite a few results
Just ask your supervisor how to do it, and abide by his answer.