Since most students never worked before coming to the U.S., the wage system, and indeed demands placed on employees, they seem to be confusing and strange. While in Russia recently began to appear American companies (McDonals), where as in America uses hourly pay system. What does this mean? You will be paid as much as you worked. And while the manager is determined not made up schedule, and in fact spent many hours, which is determined by the accounting system of the time. Typically, companies use automated computer control system, when your pass and reference tool at the same time working time is just a plastic card. Your day begins with a straightforward procedure Clock-in, and this time becomes the reference point of working hours.
At the end of the working the day you have to do Clock-out that is to stop the "counter" of the working time. But that's not all: if the work you are allowed to break, you need to do or clock-out, and the return clock-in, or with you will automatically deduct the daily time break. And there are some tricks! Typically, machines programmed so that the check-in is rounded up to 10 minutes in a big way. A check-out at the smaller one. Example, you have check-in at 7:02 and check-out at 16:09. At the end of the week in the print you will see (in the case of issue), that check-in – 7:10, and check-out at 16:00. It turns a trifle, but a day lost 20 minutes of billable time, and that the check for two weeks salary reduction for 3 hours x $ $ $.