[thelist] Filling up timesheets - good or bad?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Jan 11 06:56:35 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Are you working for clients?

If so, it's to ensure that all clients get billed the right amount
for the work you do for them. It's not to decide how much you
personally get paid, it's to decide how much the firm gets paid.

Also, it ensures that if you're not working for clients, you're doing
something else productive.


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Subject:  [thelist] Filling up timesheets - good or bad?

Our company requires that *everyone* fill in daily timesheets on our
Intranet - right up to the departmental heads

Very few people, including entry-level people are actually filling in their
daily timesheets.Management is wondering how to increase compliance.

What do you think of this practice? Are filling timesheets an effective way
of keeping track of what people are doing? Personally, I find that I'm
almost always doing several different things at any given time, and it's
very hard for me to put down any ONE thing as an activity for any given
hour. I've tried (unsuccessfully) to argue this out.

I'm interested in hearing other peoples' experiences with timesheets. FYI,
people are NOT paid by the hour here. Everyone gets salaries.

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