After 25 years, I'm back to doing time cards. We now worry about things that boggle the mind. Is the time spent documenting your time inclusive or Is it really "General Administration" time. I now spend 20% of my time documenting my time. To make sure I'm under budget, we hired Project Managers to monitor the time spent for each project. The time they spent monitoring my time is now blamed against the project. Now its not about customer satisfaction, its about budget. When we are under budget, my manager is a super star. If its over budget its the engineers fault and I get slaughtered on my review.
@ dexter_greycells: I hear that, I am the application support at my company and everyone comes to me for everything from printers to "My computer won't turn on", damn i wish we used project codes and charged time.
Love this, Sent it to my coworkers. Everyone seems focused on Wally, but if you have worked at all on the Accounting side of the house, you know how true this is. Nobody keeps track of their project codes, and if they do, they don't want you charging to it.
This is just what I used to do. You really had to though. One minute turned into at least a couple of hours too many times. Then the boss wants to know what you've been doing all week or why you're charging so much time to other projects and nothing is getting done. I'm with you Wally!