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There's saving money, and there's being tight: saving money at the expense of other people, or simply for the miserly hell of it.

Tell us about measures that go beyond simple belt tightening into the realms of Mr Scrooge.

(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 13:58)
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Tight with time
My former employers were really finecky about timekeeping. Quite literally, if you were a minute late you could expect a patronising dressing down from some pig nosed shitlicking bastardface.

So we figured the best response to this was to be equally finecky the other way. If we were 1 minute and 11 seconds late off of the counter, we'd claim 1 minute and 11 seconds time owing. Include the fact that the boss responsible for keeping track of time owed used excel, wasn't very good at it and was rubbish at turning minutes into decimals, this lateness clampdown mysteriously died a death after about 2 weeks.
(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 16:30, 1 reply)
My boss started trying to fine us if we were even a minute late. I'm contracted to 38 hours, and I average 55, none of which I get paid for since I'm salaried.

When they started trying to fine us, I organised my team to do a 'work-to-rule' by which we took a full hour for lunch and turned up and left exactly on time, also kicking up a fuss if any meetings required us to set off early/return late.

Still don't get overtime but she's realised that penalising us for the odd five minute delay due to trains, etc, wasn't smart.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 23:54, closed)

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