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Anyone else like to grumble about the time tracker/work diary?

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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
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Catherine L wrote:

CRIKEY they can see our puter names??? My current client uses Slack and (sorta) taught me how to use it as well, to track the project and so on. Well, he nearly saw a whole lot more than the computer name when I landed in chat with MY CAMERA ON - which most of these things never do! THANK Gawd it was pointing at the ceiling - because yours truly works commando.

Ha ha. But I don't think "commando" means what you think it does. Otherwise it gives me a whole new understanding of how commandos work! 

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Nancy K Member Since: Oct 24, 2019
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I'm not sure mine do, either. It's more just that I find it frustrating and annoying (this is totally a ME issue). But now I'm using the down arrow trick haha.

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Nancy K Member Since: Oct 24, 2019
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Agreed. Agreed. Agreed.

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Amanda L Member Since: Jan 23, 2018
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Nancy K wrote:

Done grumbling (for now)... share a pic of your dog.

Since you requested it... My dog and his BFF. Yes, mine is the one on top. processed.jpeg

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Nancy K Member Since: Oct 24, 2019
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Nice! My dog Spreadsheet and your dog seem to have something in common: he's always standing over his bestie, Leroy, like that.

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Scott B Member Since: Nov 20, 2015
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I have never one time ever had a client ask about the work diary. At the same time I have never had the need to go look at it myself. All I care is that the time is being recorded and I do enter notes. That's it. I otherwise never click into the diary to look at activity because I don't care what it says and neither have any of my clients. Unless you are getting push back from your clients, I wouldn't give this a second thought. 

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Agree with Phyllis -

Beyong me why pic is upside down - click on attachment so you don't get a headache.



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Nancy K Member Since: Oct 24, 2019
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Aw! Thank you!

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Nancy K Member Since: Oct 24, 2019
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I need to follow this advice and stop looking!

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Jay A Member Since: Mar 31, 2018
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Just because a client is paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get them and they can't be a good client.  So to reassure the undetermined portion of clientel that checks the logs, I do the following.


I tend to use powerpoint as my project notebook, and if I going to be working AFK, often times I'll put a powerpoint slide on the screen in huge letters saying "Working in the shop" or something appropriate, so if they do happen to be checking the logs that it makes some sense to them why you were "inactive" but billing them heavily for the time.