Punching out within 6 minutes of shift end, anyone?? - page 3

by jrwest 6,239 Views | 24 Comments

We were just given notice that we are to punch out within 6 minutes of our shift end, and also to not punch in until 6 minutes prior to shift start. This is an acute care hospital. Is this realistic? Is anyone else able to do... Read More


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    Sounds like Kronos to me. I can understand not punching in before 6 minutes.
    Punching out after 6 minutes.. equals overtime and must be approved per hospital policy.
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    I work an HHC/Manor Care facility years ago that 1 time clock for the entire two store building and the expectations that approximately 30 people could all clock in and out within a total 6 minute window; i.e. no sooner than 3 minutes till the hour and no later than 3 minutes after the hour. If you clocked in by the 3 minute past mark but clocked out at the 3 minute before mark you got 15 minutes docked from your pay. The most ridiculous thing I have ever encountered with the exception of one boss who wouldn't unlock the door until 7:58 AM every day but expected everyone to be at the desk working literally 1 minute later.
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    At my job they have just started clocking in at the start of shift on the DOT (0700/1900 or whatever is your shift) no grace period. We also have kronos.
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    Quote from Lil'mama
    At my job they have just started clocking in at the start of shift on the DOT (0700/1900 or whatever is your shift) no grace period. We also have kronos.
    you mean to say you have to line up at the clock to punch in??
    ok - you win- youre situation sucks more than mine!!!
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    They do it because of how their time clock system works...it sounds like they're using Kronos at your job. If you punch in earlier than 6 minutes before or leave later than 6 minutes after, you're technically working an extra 1/10 hour that they have to pay you for.

    Common? Very...
    My thoughts exactly, M.


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