When I was working my very first job in high school, we had an old school clock-in system for employees.
You had a time card that you had to input in the machine whenever you’d start and end your shift.
I’ll never forget how frustrated the boss would get when we’d forget to use our time card for a random shift. It happened a lot more often than I’d like to admit because I was young and could not remember every single time. I would get several hours into my shift only to remember that I hadn’t clocked in. And they have to make some kind of adjustment after the fact to the hours to make sure that I was paid correctly. It was always frustrating dealing with these sorts of problems. The closest thing we had to a centralized schedule was a clipboard posted on the wall with sheets of paper on it that were printed off from the computer and my boss’s office. He would make schedules at the last minute and put them up for everybody to look at. Now I work at a cannabis dispensary and we have a software system for scheduling employees on the master schedule each week. This software scheduling system is similar to my previous job which was at a restaurant in my city. It was a fairly new restaurant so they had everything done digitally. These scheduling software systems are surprisingly a lot like regardless of the industry you’re working in. So it shouldn’t surprise me that the cannabis dispensary has a similar employee scheduling system as the restaurant I used to work at.