Employee time recorder not required?

The Employee Time Recorder Is One Way Of Evaluating Performance And Behaviour.

This employee however is much to punctual to require such monitoring, an employee time recorder for once would simply not be required!

Writer, Blogger at “Hollow Tree Ventures”

Posted: 07/08/2013 3:09 pm
Robyn Welling

Employee Name: Madeline

Job Title: Toddler

Department: Homeland Destruction

Period of Evaluation: Through age 2

Thank you for coming to this meeting, Madeline. I must admit, I’m a little surprised to see you here after I found your copy of the memo in the recycling bin, covered with Hello Kitty stickers.

We’ll get to that later, though… [shuffles paperwork]… So, according to my records, you’ve been with the Hollow Tree Ventures establishment for slightly over two years now. I apologize for being a bit late with your two-year annual evaluation, but as you know I’ve been pretty busy around here typing memos and opening tubes of GoGurt which you subsequently refuse to eat.

Hmm, never mind that — I see you’re trying to take off your diaper and run around naked already, so let’s go ahead and get started with your review, shall we?


Knowledge, skills and abilities: You’re coming along nicely — you can feed yourself, you put on your own shoes, and you redo everything right after I’ve already done it, which is suuuuper helpful. However, there’s always room for improvement. For example, you still just stare at me blankly when I ask you to bring me a beer. As I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, upper management finds this unacceptable.

Quality of work: Be honest — you’re not even really trying to learn how to use the potty, am I right? And while the quantity of your Crayola masterpieces is impressive, I’d really prefer it if your portraits of me didn’t consist of huge, vigorously drawn circles followed by a declaration of, “BIIIIIIGGGG Mommy!”

Work habits: I’ll consider this a win if you ever let me rinse the “no tears” shampoo out of your hair without having a screaming hissy fit.

Communication: I’m impressed with your increased use of multi-syllable words, and it was a nice touch last week when you said, “Yuv you, Mommy” for the first time — that really brightened an otherwise ordinary Wednesday. But please, I’d like you to consider how much more effective our communication could be if you didn’t start 95 percent of your sentences with “No.” Also, I think we can agree that when I ask if your tummy is full, throwing pizza at my face probably isn’t the most professional response.


Dependability: Well, I can depend on you to kick me in the spleen just as I fall asleep, and you consistently refuse to eat any food that isn’t triangular. That’s a start.

Initiative: I’m going to rate you as Excellent here. If I so much as think the word o-u-t-s-i-d-e, you’re already crying because it’s taking me too long to open the door. You also frequently climb halfway up the stairs without having any reason to go up there, and you bring me pieces of dry food from the cat’s dish when I hadn’t even asked you to. Well done.

Punctuality/Attendance: This is one area in which you perform a little too well, so no need for an employee time recorder. You’re always here at the office, even when I wanted to take a day off, and although you were born with the ability to recognize me by scent alone, you still haven’t learned enough about me to know that I hate starting the work day before 7:00 a.m. Dial it down a little.   More here.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robyn-welling-/an-employee-evaluation-for-my-toddler_b_3516615.html

timegenius ltdSummary: This employee obviously writes their own rule book, and it is all part of the contract with her Mom.  However, your employees are under a contract with you to be in attendance at a certain time and the use of an employee time recorder is an invaluable tool for recording punctuality and absence. We can offer a choice of a traditional or modern swipe card employee time recorder, give us a call, we will be happy to spend time discussing your requirements.

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