[thelist] Filling up timesheets - good or bad?

Brown, Robert Robert.Brown at lot21.com
Thu Jan 11 17:36:32 CST 2001

Clients and Profits - here's your workflow open application > click on the
baloney (some say its a Dali style clock, no its baloney) > press tab > find
that one job number out of all the job numbers that have ever existed since
your company bought the software > put in the amount time > repeat until
your day's worth of time is complete > click on next day > then the damn
thing asks you if you want to save, or blow away that day's work.

its a damn fine application...


-----Original Message-----
From: rudy [mailto:r937 at interlog.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 2:22 PM
To: evolt thelist
Subject: Re: [thelist] Filling up timesheets - good or bad?

> Firstly the time reporting program was HORRENDOUS to use.
> Ugh - definitely the worst user interface I have ever experienced

couldn't be, steve, the worst timesheet user interface in the known
universe was at my former company -- i designed the database, but "under
protest," because the developer wouldn't reveal user requirements to me,
instead came over every other day to "add just one more column" or change a
relationship from one-to-many to many-to-many...  i ended up revising the
database design i think seventeen times...

anyhow, the user interface was ungodly complex, you never knew where you
were or what you could do next

did i mention the developer was a powerbuilder programmer just learning
netscape livewire?  ye gods...

still, i'm proud of my work -- http://rudy.ca/tm1.gif  -- but not sure if i
should include this database design in my online résumé (suggestions
welcomed -- please contact me off list)

anyhow, nobody likes time sheets, which have to be the second most common
place for "creative accounting" (right after expense accounts)

see http://rudy.ca/timesheet.gif


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