Demolition Derby

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

Demolition Derby

For one call out where a terminal had been damaged we were shocked to discover how much one individual disliked having to clock in and out that they had in fact taken a crow bar to the terminal.

The ingenuity of employees to find new ways of destroying Time & Attendance equipment is often amazing. From teabags to magnets and crowbars, to forklift trucks to a washing machine (dropped), we’ve seen it all. The so-called “Magnet Man”, who used an industrial magnet on the device to disable it just because “he hated early shifts” is our favourite, but Mr Typhoo Teabag comes a close second.

Magnet Man

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

Magnet Man

There are many was in which employees will destroy Time and Attendance clocks for their benefit.

Meet the ‘Magnet Man’, he’s the workplace villain who uses industrial magnets to destroy Time & Attendance clocks so he doesn’t have to work early shifts. If only he channelled his super powers in the right direction then perhaps he may consider swapping his shift with a colleague or, better still, going to bed earlier so he’s ready and refreshed for work the next day? Save yourself from the clutches of Magnet Man by installing a bio-metric system today.

UXB: The UneXpected Benefits

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

The UneXpected Benefits

When a sudden reduction of payroll costs post implementation of Time & Attendance occurred it raised serious queries about the accuracy of the automated Time-To-Pay rules. The savings were way beyond those predicted based on usual manual payroll errors.

After a complete review of the system the revelation of the error left everyone speechless; it was a bombshell!

The previous manual paper time sheets had an overtime column (double time). When someone worked four hours at double-time the staff would enter ‘8 hours’ in this column believing they needed to do the manual calculation when in fact the payroll system did this. The result; if you worked four hours overtime you would be paid 16 hours at basic.

How long had this been going on for? As long as everyone could remember.

Dead Man Clocking

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

Dead Man Clocking #hfxRealStories

We have encountered many cases of staff being paid for up to two years after leaving a company until it was discovered through the introduction of a Time & Attendance system.

However, the most unusual – and innocent – but still costly, was the continued salary payments to an employee who had long been dead and buried. As the saying goes Dead Men Don’t Clock

The Tea Bag Stash

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

The Tea Bag Stash

The ingenuity of employees to find new ways of destroying Time & Attendance equipment is often amazing.

Ever wondered how to recycle used teabags? Apparently they are perfect for blocking clock card devices so your employer is unable to track your attendance. We have discovered this dirty trick several times when servicing a clocking device and end up with a handful of teabags!