Whether you have five or five thousand employees, you consistently need to keep track of their time and attendance… I had been working since I was old enough to get a task, and I was ecstatic I was.
I seldom took time off, but I wanted time to play just like pretty much everyone else, however my mom and Mom taught me to be responsible, and one of those responsibilities was to my task. If I wanted people to trust me, I had to earn that trust, then unfortunately, kids today are allowed to quit a task because they want to go to a baseball game; They feel managers should allow them to walk out early because they want to dress for a dance. I had one young man who wanted to take time off for a dance that had been tied up almost six weeks earlier. I told his to put it on the calendar and I wouldn’t schedule her; She never put it on the calendar, and he was tied up for work. She swore he told me, and I asked why he didn’t write it on the calendar, however all he could do was shrug. She didn’t come to work. I was short an employee, and he lost his task. This was before they introduced time and attendance software. I am now working in a cannabis dispensary and dispensary time and attendance software is simple to use. I still insist that people write their requests for mornings off on the calendar, however dispensary time and attendance software has made my task easier, and I get fewer arguments from employees.