Skip to comments.Public Service Announcement - Daylight Savings Time
Posted on 03/10/2012 1:21:01 PM PST by 2111USMC
Just a reminder, Daylight Savings Time for 2012 starts March 11. Turn your clocks ahead 1 hour tonight.
I am a payroll manager and belong to a professional association and subscribed to their daily, member to member Q&A emails.
The other week a payroll manager posted the following question to the group (paraphrasing).
Our payroll is semi¬monthly and this week an exempt salaried employee came to me and told me that I needed to make a payroll adjustment because of Leap Year. He felt that because this year, being a Leap Year, and having an extra day in it, he was being cheated out of a days wages. Aside from the obvious answer of You are way too stupid to breathe, live alone have a job, live alone have a salaried managerial position, how do I explain to this raving moron that he gets x number of dollars per year divided by 24 pays and he isnt entitled to anything extra just because its a Leap Year?
I laughed so hard I almost peed myself!
And in a more serious answer to your question, if you are an hourly shift worker who works in a period during which DLST starts, yes, you get paid for the hours for which you actually worked and no, if you are an hourly shift worker who works in a period during which DLST end, you dont lose an hour of pay. Our automated time clock system is programmed to accommodate DLST changes. :) ,
Ever wonder why it is called “daylight savings time”? It doesn’t save either daylight or time.
That's a very good point. We give up an hour of cool air in the morning for an extra hour of very hot air in the evening. And I do think we ought to ban it -- just like the Founders intended! :)
The weather’s warm, BG. We’d love to have you.
Aren’t we all, with DST etc?
Spoken like a person with experience!
Yes, I am. I don’t like winter but I like it even less because the sun’s hardly ever out. I’ve been this way since I was a child.
Well there ya go! Procrastination pays!
(I’ve been so busy the short times I’m in my office that I just a few days ago noticed that one of my calendars was still on January.)
I am too. Just wanted you to know you aren’t a rat.
However.. I’m *wanting* the mountain areas... It’s colder.
Yes. I am SURE I will live to regret this... ;)
Thanks, EEG. There are days, though...
Get a flashlight!!!!
Down with DST!!! Booooo
White Mountains up by show Low very nice. About 6K feet.
I work a night job (M-F) starting at 6 pm. Right around this time of yr, I drive toward work just about due west most of the time and the sun is pretty brutal (even with the visor).
Not after tonight, though.
I have some friends with SAD.
Never liked that acronym. They use artificial lights. Works for some; doesn’t for others. Just be glad you don’t live in Alaska, with 6mos of darkness. Not sure I could take that, either.
I *think* it was hope... We were doing a lot of FRmailing about different mountain areas.
Guess what I accidentally did? Deleted pages of Inbox stuff..
That’s a HINT for ya, hope....
See my Post #27, B G. I agree!
Same here! Give me sunlight!
We will be a lot happier tomorrow!
Blessed Daylight Sunday, dear friend!
Do you think that Americans who live in the other 48 states (Hawaii also doesn't participate in DST) actually have a choice?