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Work Ticket

A work ticket is a type of document that reflects how many hours an employee is working. Work tickets are extremely convenient for those who get an hourly wage, thus, an employer may calculate the exact quantity of hours worked. In this meaning a work ticket may be called time cards or timesheet as well. These collocations are more popular among people. Also, when it’s referred to a particular task and needed to count the quantity of hours spent, the phrase work order is utilized.

Advantages of Work Tickets

Although work tickets are usually used to provide all workers with proper payments, they can be used to show to a client how many hours were spent on his or her job and bill this client in a proper way as well. There are many different and crucial things in which work tickets may become a useful tool. For example, a work ticket may estimate labor costs, monitor productivity, help with planning budget and forecasting the need of extra-workers and define loss and profit.

Timesheets as Work Tickets

It’s not necessary for work tickets to be on paper, they can either be on paper or digital. These tickets consist of hours spent on work, time when an employee is absent, accruals, etc. There is no particular time to fill these forms, they're usually filled for the pay period, thus, the filling may happen every week, twice a month, once a month or even once in two months. Then a person in charge of work tickets gets them, the person either confirms or revises and corrects them to submit it to payroll in order to get all proper compensations. In case there are punch clocks or electronic timecard readers, work tickets may be called timesheets and help to automate the payment system.

Work order as Work Tickets  

A work ticket which monitors how many hours an employee spent on a particular task is called work order. Usually this information may be required by a customer to monitor the work. In such cases the work ticket also comprises detailed information about the work that needs to be done, assessed costs, the date by which the work needs to be finished, the customer name, etc.

For instance, if someone needs his or her computer repaired, he or she will get a bill with all information provided, including the quantity of time spent on repairing, whether some parts were replaced, etc.

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