For the majority of Weekly Staff Employees, there was a requirement to clock “IN and OUT” when reporting to work and then upon leaving work.
A time clock, sometimes known as a clock card machine or punch clock or time recorder, is a device that records start and end times for hourly employees at a place of business.
In mechanical time clocks, this was accomplished by inserting a heavy paper card, called a time card, into a slot on the time clock.
When the time card hit a contact at the rear of the slot, the machine would print day and time information (a timestamp) on the card.
One or more time cards could serve as a timesheet or provide the data to fill one.
This allowed the works payroll staff to have an official record of the hours an employee worked to calculate the pay owed to an employee