Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cold weather baffles technology?

Husband Walter threw a curve as he was departing for his afternoon school bus run yesterday in what is, for us, frigid weather. “Aren’t you leaving earlier than usual?” I queried.

He held up his index finger and wiggled it. “I have to have time to warm up my finger.” Huh? “The TAMIS machine (Time/Attendance and Management Information Solution) won’t work for a cold finger.” He explained that each employee enters a four-digit code then presses the index finger on a small screen.

“I get a cup of warm water and put my finger in it for about a minute then clock in.” Other co-workers have also had problems clocking in, but he hasn’t pursued confirming that cold is the culprit. We are still blaming the cold though.

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