Bad day at work? Could be worse, you could be committing ‘time clock fraud’
Having a bad day? Well at least you can reassure yourself that it could be worse, you could work for these people (unless, of course, you do actually work for these people).
It’s an employer’s warning notice about so-called ‘time clock fraud’ that went viral after it was shared by @BanishedBernie on Twitter because, well, best have a read of it for yourself.
This is so f***ed pic.twitter.com/VcEwDnrsLD
— 🅱️ᴀɴɪꜱʜᴇᴅ 🚫 🅱️ᴇʀɴɪᴇ 🚫 (@BanishedBernie) March 29, 2021
And here it is again, just in case that’s tricky to read.
You might be committing time clock fraud!
Time clock fraud occurs whenever an employee does something while punched in that is unrelated to work (while not on a 15 minute break).
Here are some easy-to-do tips to avoid committing time clock fraud:
– use the restroom before you start work and before coming back from meals
– make sure to take off your coat/jacket or other outwear pieces before punching in
– make sure to secure personal items in a locker before punching in
– arrive early to ensure you have the time to complete any shopping or other tasks before your scheduled start time
– once punched in, you are on the clock and should immediately grab your equipment and head to the sales floor
If 10 employees commit 10 minutes of time clock fraud a day that’s 100 minutes a day. That’s 3,000 minutes a month which equals 50 hours of payroll lost.
Please remember that time clock fraud can lead to disciplinary action and termination.
And here are just some of the many, many things people were saying about it today.
That sign should be immediately urinated on by all employees (on company time of course).
— J9 (@105Mittens) March 29, 2021
Does reading this notice slowly also constitute time fraud?
— Michael Dobson 💙 (@Michael70724048) March 29, 2021
The only thing this is missing is a “Don’t forget, we’re all a family here, and we’ve all gotta work hard for each other” at the bottom.
— Almond Al (@BigDiamondAl) March 29, 2021
That notice is all I would need to never stop pooping on company time.
— 🧬 (@DeathtoMeNow) March 29, 2021
I had a manager tell me that he expected me (as a supervisor) to be there before anyone else so I needed to show up 15 min before my scheduled shift. I told him I would be happy to if he scheduled me for those 15 but I would not show up 1 min before my schedule said. He hated me.
— Spoon🔪🥑🏴 (@jimmy_rickets) March 29, 2021
And, as this person points out, it can only be a massive own goal on the part of the employer (quite apart from everything else).
Worst thing is, when I was manager and took all that shit down in my store, my store’s production went up. Its sad that we cant treat people as human beings…
— Blue (@KaylaMcAlliste5) March 29, 2021
That absolutely makes sense. I bust my ass a bit too hard at work sometimes, but something like this would definitely cause me to take a step back and say “Oh shit I’m putting in way too much effort, time to go do the BARE minimum.”
— caleb (@couldbecalebj) March 30, 2021
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