Ugh...timesheets.

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Ugh...timesheets.
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Mon, 10-01-2012 - 11:50am

I'm a salaried employee, but since my time is billed to clients, I still have to complete extensive timesheet entries, down to 15 minute increments--I absolutely hate this part of my job.

Do you have to fill out timesheets?  Any tips for making it a more tolerable task?

Thanks in advance!

Liz


Clinical Research Associate


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Registered: 09-16-2002
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 12:35pm

I too am salaried and have to fill out a timesheet, but thankfully I can use a template month to month (as the majority of the data does not change) so it's not too difficult.  Is there any way you can create some kind of template with information so that you only need to change the data that actualy changes (the time billed to certain clients)? 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

.  -Albert Einstein

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Registered: 10-29-2006
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 9:01am
Have you considered using software or (if you have an iPhone) an app designed for tracking billable hours?
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Registered: 10-02-2012
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 3:26pm

Templates are really time-saving and make that dreaded task much easier...for other office or coworker queries, check out https://www.critiqueme.com/ . You can ask your coworker questions and they can answer you anonymously!

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 11:09am

Thanks, guys!

I unfortunately have to input my time to an online database.  There aren't templates that can be uploaded as far as I know.  I can save specific project task codes to load for subsequent timesheets, but there isn't a set amount of time I can copy.  I also have to make notes for each entry detailing exactly what I did.  So, for the task of "interim site communication" for a study, I actually have to list which site or sites and what we discussed.  It's just overwhelming.

I think I need to get into more of a schedule, but that's difficult for me, too, since my travel schedule can get to be all over the place at times.

There's a lot of pressure to bill certain amounts to certain projects and limit amounts to other projects and general time spent on work for my company, like required internal training, getting office supplies, etc.  My company, of course, wants me to spend as much time on things that can be billed to clients as possible.  I have so many managers who at times tell me conflicting instructions, too.

Anyway, thanks for your suggestions and letting me vent!

Hope you're having a good week! 

Liz


Clinical Research Associate


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