Simple Time Math Lesson

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True or false: If you get into work at 9:30, leave at 5:30 and take an hour unpaid lunch, your employer is getting the full 8 hours from you they are paying for.

Answer: false.
It’s 7 hours. 5:30 pm = 17:30; 17:30-9:30 = 8 hours; 8 hours – 1 hour for lunch = 7 hours.

Commentary: if you are a full-time employee, this is just dishonest. If you’re a contractor, it’s fraud.


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One thought on “Simple Time Math Lesson

  1. When I fill out my time-sheet, I have to “punch out” for lunch, so it reflects on my hours. So when I look at my time sheet it shows
    5:30-12:00 work
    12:00-12:30 lunch
    12:30-2:30 work
    for a total of 8.5 hours “worked” even though I am there 9 hours…

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