I have a client (large international B2B company) who I work for mainly at home and sometimes at their office. When I began the job 2 years ago they said the hours would be from 18 - 25 hours a week and I just needed to tell them the hours worked at the end of each week.
All fine, until a new manager starts a month ago and he started asking for a spreadsheet which I would need to update with every project, job request etc and mark down time spent on each one. Painful, but fair enough I suppose.
Two weeks into that system he now wants me to use a program such as top tracker so he can track my time spent in real time… ugh, the amount of extra admin time now to manage time is adding extra hours to my day, plus he questions time I spent on a project… ‘are you sure you spent x amount of hours on this x project yesterday?’
I really hate the feeling that he’s following my time as I am working. It’s also a pain to keep starting and stopping the tracker as I just from project to project, email to email… Just wondering if this is an unusual or common procedure these days and should I be putting up with it or just putting up with it?
Thanks for support or advice!