Dilbert should know that only lawyers get to bill for time spent thinking about a case while they are in the shower. Lawyers get to make their own rules. But @galerod, the last time I had anything to do with time sheets or the like, a computer version of a time clock. It was great. If we came to work early or took a short lunch because there was too much to do, it automatically gave of overtime pay. If we came in late or left early that was (within reason) also not questioned. There were no PHB's and the firm survived the Internet bubble and is still growing.
Tha's nothing. I had to send 2 different timesheets every day showing cost codes of the multiple types of jobs I was doing that day to 2 Managers (one in my office and one in another state). In addition to that I had to fill in a Fortnightly timesheet for the HR department, Fax it to another state and make a copy for the local Manager who had to sign it first before I could Fax it. As I was out of the office some of the time, I had to fax my copy (signed) so he sent it back to me (with his signature). i then Faxed it to the HR Dept. who then faxed me a copy with their signature on it. I now work at a different place and I have never filled in a timesheet since.