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oneround

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Chuckle
« on: June 16, 2010, 05:22:16 PM »
I got a chuckle out of this question that was put out on one of the coding and billing forms and thought I'd share.  For others sake I have removed the names of the email responders.  FYI. I want to work for the person who gave the visual on answer 2.

Can someone help with how many hours you should be paid for with the
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> 8:17am - 11:58am
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> 12:37pm - 5:12pm
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> How many hrs should you be paid for?
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> Confused in Ohio.
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Answer 1

Quoting Tammy  <@hotmail.com>:

 
that would be 10 hours and 4 min or round it off to 5 min 


Answer 2

Here's a visual way to figure this out:

8:17am - 11:58am

8:00-12:00 would be 4 hours, subtract 17 and 2 minutes (total of 19 minutes to subtract), so that would be 3 hours and 41 minutes.

12:37pm - 5:12pm
 
12:00-5:00 would be 5 hours, add 37 minutes and 12 minutes (total of 49 minutes to add), so that would be 5 hours and 49 minutes.

Take those two totals:

   3 hours 41 minutes
+5 hours 49 minutes

add them together starting with the minutes (i.e. 41 + 49 equal 90 minutes, or 1 hour 30 minutes), then the hours 3 hours plus 5 hours equal 8 hours, plus the additional 1 hour 30 minutes, equals.... 9 hours 30 minutes


Answer 3.


Well 8:17 would really be 8:15  and 11:58 would really be 12 so 3.75
and 12:37 would really be 12:30 and 5:12 would really be 5:15  so 5.15
grand total should be 8.9 hours


Answer 4

I am getting 8.75   or 8 hrs and 45 min


Answer 5.

6.75 hours




Michael A. Reynolds, CPC, CCP-P, CPMB, OS
Project Manager
Corporate Compliance
Sharp HealthCare

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Re: Chuckle
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 05:32:11 PM »
I hope none of those answers was from my office manager!  Thanks for sharing.

And just for the record, cannot really calculate this based on my rules.  What time did I hire you to start?  If it was 8:30, it doesn't matter if you signed in at 8:17.
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Re: Chuckle
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 06:21:56 PM »
Tell me they're not accountants... ???  Or is the "new math".

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Re: Chuckle
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 05:29:59 AM »
Thanks Oneround!  You made my day.  I go thru this every payday when calculating the payroll. :P
Actually I'm oldfashioned and expect my employees to show up on time.  We wrote up in our employees manual that if you are 8 minutes late you are paid starting at the next quarter hour.  If you calculate it out a person 10 minutes late every day actually gets equivilant to a free weeks vacation.
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