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Old 01-29-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Time clocks.

Do you guys who have guys make them punch a time clock?

I've found it difficult to have time clocks because we're typically doing two projects at once, and sometimes part of the crew of one of those will move on to the next project and leave a skeleton crew behind to finish up, so it's not practical in most cases. Not to mention the cost of one of those things.

So after a years of the guys being on their honor as to showing up and leaving, I have them snap a pic of the house when arriving in the morning, and another when leaving.

Lunch is still on the honor system.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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I know this would become impractical for the bigger guys but if I have a couple of jobs and I am not on them I will call one of the guys at 7am and again just prior to knock off. Most of the time I just ask how they have gone or what they are going to start on.

I use all sorts of reasons for calling, but I ring almost without fail. Not that I don't trust them, but...........7-4 is my time!
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Daily logs turned in with details as to what was completed each day. You can see how production progresses and what's acceptable.
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We have daily time cards with spaces for remarks such as job name and tasks. They function as sort of a mini-log. One of the thing that this allows us to do is to break down our employees hours by tasks for WC classifications. It changes from year to year, but there's often a good spread between Painting and Carpentry/General Labor. That alone generally makes it worthwhile.

Entering the time is up to each employee. The honor system seems to work. More often than not, the employees are harsher on themselves than I might be. Once in a while, I'll do a spot check and note a late arrival in my day runner, so I can check it against their card for that day, but it hasn't been a problem.
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We use time cards when we do hire help if I am not onsite I call a few times during the day, I do usually drive the help in and sign them in then end of day call if i'm running behind to see if they finished and sign them out, when I get home I put the times into the computer and print it out put it into the job file. I fill out time cards even if it just my partner and myself just to keep track and have a time frame to look back at for other upcoming jobs.
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www.Tsheets.com, happy with it and using it for years now.
Syncs with Quickbooks payroll.

Easy.
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My old employer used to get us to call him when we got there, and call him when we leave. We would also fill out a time card with how many hours at each job we were at.
I have since adopted that procedure as It seems to work just fine.
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Like George said. Tsheets has worked out great for me.
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Time clocks ?

for painters ?

really ?



Time cards. I had them designate (generally) what time they started and finished a task (prep, prime, finish)

BTW, this subject was discussed not that long ago. Look here for more replies

https://www.painttalk.com/f4/how-do-y...ee-time-13906/



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We use an app for android and/or iphone. It is a gps tracking system. All employees are required to use it and/or call an 800 number to clock in. It imports right into quickbooks if you want. We implemented it over a month ago and it already has saved us a fortune!!! 10 minutes here and there add up to a whole lot of money!!
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We use an app for android and/or iphone. It is a gps tracking system. All employees are required to use it and/or call an 800 number to clock in. It imports right into quickbooks if you want. We implemented it over a month ago and it already has saved us a fortune!!! 10 minutes here and there add up to a whole lot of money!!
that sounds perfect. everyone has a cell phone but not everyone has a smart phone which is required for the above suggested software. do you have a name or link for that app?
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When i did have my biz and I used work log one that had a copy for my a copy for the worker and one for my book keeper. worked for me.
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