[Market-farming] Flower Bouquet now hourly employees

Flying S Farms farmerwantabe at hotmail.com
Mon May 21 08:46:00 EDT 2012


I use the notebook app that comes with my phone, each page is titled with their name and then I  journal entries as needed. 

Catherine S
Hanging on by the seeds of our plants!


On May 20, 2012, at 9:06 PM, "Carla Maness" <manessfarm at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone has used any of the apps for iphone for keeping track of time? I not only need to keep track of who's coming and going and when, but also my own labor. I have a pretty good idea on most things, but there are others where I know I'm off.
> I really went over ALL our crops this winter trying to get a better idea on costs and it was the labor issue where I've dropped the ball. 
> Thanks,
> Carla
> Perkins, OK
> 
> On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Andy Fellenz <artisanfarms at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use hand written timesheets turned in weekly for start time, stop time and length of lunch.  Most people will cheat it a little bit taking a few extra minutes for lunch, start a few minutes later than shown on the sheet or stop a few minutes earlier than shown. For me, its not worth getting excited about a few minutes a day or installing a time clock to get a more accurate measure.  I also have my employees give me ball park estimates of how much time they have spent on different tasks.  I track the task times in QuickBooks and can use this information to understand where my labor dollars are actually going - how much to the greenhouse, high tunnels, orchard, cultivating in the field, etc...  This is helpful in determining which parts of the farm or tasks on the farm are total timesucks and either need a better process or better pricing to justify the additional labor.
> 
> Andy
> 
> On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Carol W Larsen <sunborn at mhtc.net> wrote:
> I have the employee do the work. There is a sign in and sign out sheet at a
> convenient place. I, too, cannot rely on my memory entirely when I am out in
> the field. When it is time to pay, I pay the time that is on the sheet.
> Wish we has some rain.
> Carol Larsen
> Sunborn llc
> www.sunborngardens.com
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> From: Carla Maness <manessfarm at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Flower Bouquets
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> Does anyone have a suggestion for keeping track of hourly employees? I've
> hired 3 people who all work part time, and I'm having trouble keeping track
> of who was here when, and how long they worked. Typically I'm already in
> the field when one will arrive and trying to rely on memory isn't working
> out too well. I've tried keeping track in a notebook, but it never fails
> that the notebook is in the house and I'm in the field.
> 
> Thanks,
> Carla
> Perkins, OK
> 
> 
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