Woman outraged she’s working ‘for free’ as boss secretly changes the clocks

A woman said that she’s been left out of pocket because her boss changes the clocks at work every day, so even though she’s at work and grafting she’s not getting paid for her time

A woman was left outraged when she discovered her boss had been secretly changing the clocks at work – which meant she was working ‘for free’.

Taking to Reddit, the anonymous poster said that her employer expected her to arrive at work 15 minutes early each and every day – and she did, but clocked in as soon as she arrived.

Later, she realised that the clocks were being altered, so her start time changed from 6.45am to 7.00am – causing the woman to lose 15 minutes of pay every day.

She decided if she wasn’t getting paid she would stop turning up early and began clocking in at 7.00am, but soon her start time was altered again, this time to 7.15am.

Taking to Reddit, the woman said: “I’m losing 15 mins a day, five days a week, of clocked time because my boss is taking it from me.

“When I trained for this job, they told us to clock in 10-15 mins early to set up all of your software for the day. So I clock in at 6:45 every morning to get logged in and open all my programs.

“Well a few weeks ago I was checking on my timesheet, and I noticed my clock in was getting adjusted to 7 am every day.

“I’m losing over an hour of work every week for months now – That’s cash down the drain.”

After sharing her story online, other Reddit users were quick to comment on the issue – saying the boss had no right to change the clocks.

One said: “Just for perspective – 1.25 hours a week is 65 hour in a year. That’s over a week and a half’s pay you don’t get.

“I don’t know about you, but missing even one week’s pay would be detrimental to my personal financial well being.”

Another wrote: “This kind of thing really makes by blood boil – and what’s worse is that someone in management probably got a bonus for saving money.”