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Old 07-17-2001, 03:27 PM
lawnservices lawnservices is offline
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Automated pc based time clocks

Has anyone tried the pc based time clocks such as Lathems ez payclock. I am considering purchasing one. Each employee has a card they swipe in and out on. $559 seams a bit high. Saw it last year at staples for $119. I thought. Perhaps that was justb the cards??? I appreciate any advice
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Old 07-17-2001, 05:54 PM
charlesw charlesw is offline
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I used a PC based time clock for another company I helped get started. Not only do you need the time clock & cable, but you also need a dedicated PC.

We actually had all the employees (about 120) payroll taken care of by another company. They charged 10% of the wages but gave us the time clock for free.

It worked good. But people forgot to clock in and out, so we was always manually reviewing and adjusting the hours. I could have lived without it.

After I left then they got the bright idea of getting a system that reads thumb prints instead of cards. Makes a great paper weight.
Charles W.
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Old 07-17-2001, 10:29 PM
diginahole diginahole is offline
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10% of wages??????
I'm in the wrong biz!!!!!!
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Old 07-18-2001, 11:20 AM
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I worked in shop which had a system similar to this put in with a new management system. It too needed a dedicated PC. we kept doing payroll manually, it was way too much of a hassle to get employees to use it. And, the time spent to follow up on it was more than it took to do the payroll manually.
.... Billy

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Old 08-15-2001, 08:58 PM
HBFOXJr HBFOXJr is offline
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I use a small clock that punches the card in military time and 100th's of an hour. Makes math for my wife a snap. Just deduct start number from end number plus another .5 hr for lunch and your there with no conversion or rounding. We like it.
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Old 08-15-2001, 11:45 PM
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Free trial, $50 for five users (thats up to 5 computers on a network, you can have as many employes as you want.)
John W Bell
Trim Masters, Inc.
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