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Difference of time (hours worked) between Work Diary and Time Tracker

kavitkothari
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Kavit K Member Since: Jul 6, 2016
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Hi,

 

I am presently working on a Contract. Today, I have worked for approx 2 hrs. When I closed Upwork Time Tracker it showed 01.54 hrs worked. However, Work diary shows 1.40 hrs. 

 

Please guide and resolve the issue.

 

Regards,

 

Kavit 

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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You need to understand how the tracker works.

 

It does not record minutes for billing, but 10 minute segments.

 

Each segment runs from XX.X0 to XX.X0 and will be counted (billed and charged) provided there was activity in that segment AND a screenshot was taken.

 

So either you had a segment without any activity, or you logged out of the tracker before the screenshot of the last segment was taken, which means the last screenshot will not be recorded.

 

Just make sure you start at the beginning of a time segment (like at 9.10 or 12.40 or 6.30) and work to the end of the last one, that way you will not lose out.

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kavitkothari
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Kavit K Member Since: Jul 6, 2016
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Thanks Petra for your prompt reply. I understood that I should start work at XX.X0 but regarding stopping work

1. Shall I stop at last screen capture (after completing the ongoing thing) so that I do not lose out?  and 

2. Does that mean that Final count is as per Work diary which is 1.40 Hrs and not 1.53 hrs or 1.50 hrs?

 

Thanks in appreciation,

Kavit

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@kavit K wrote:

Thanks Petra for your prompt reply. I understood that I should start work at XX.X0 but regarding stopping work

1. Shall I stop at last screen capture (after completing the ongoing thing) so that I do not lose out?  and 

2. Does that mean that Final count is as per Work diary which is 1.40 Hrs and not 1.53 hrs or 1.50 hrs?

 

Thanks in appreciation,

Kavit


 1) Always work until a screenshot was taken in the last time segment before you are planning to stop working. Time segments without a screenshot are not counted, recorded, billed, charged or paid.

 

2) The final "count" is the number of screenshots in your work diary. So if there are 14 screenshots in your work diary it counts 2 hours and 20 minutes ( 6 per hour, plus 2)

 

The 153 is just how long the tracker was running, not how much work was recorded.

 

It only counts 10 minute segments for charging purposes, it does not count individual minutes, and does not take sements into consideration which had no activity, or which had no screenshots.

 

 

kavitkothari
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Kavit K Member Since: Jul 6, 2016
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Thanks a lot Petra for your help

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