While time sheets usually fall into the domain of an organization’s HR department, there are times when IT support professionals will want to track their own hours. Perhaps you’ve been assigned a special project or you do some consulting work outside your regular job. If you’re in such a situation, our sample Excel time sheet offers an easy way to track your workday.
Why keep good records?
Accurate records benefit you in several ways. They:
- Illustrate how you spend your time and what you work on most frequently.
- Identify common tasks that are performed on a regular basis, allowing you to be proactive in your scheduling.
- Demonstrate your value to the organization or client.
Time sheet layout
TechRepublic member Joy Stapleton submitted the sample Excel time sheet shown in Figure A. She originally created the time sheet for a Y2K project on which she worked. It allows you to quickly and easily enter each task you perform and that task’s start and end time. The sheet also includes formulas to calculate the total time spent on each task. Totals are then automatically calculated for the day and week.
|The data included with the sample time sheet are just examples. Feel free to enter your own tasks and times in our Excel time sheet download.|
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The sample Excel time sheet is in Excel 2000 format, and you’ll need Excel 2000 to open and edit the file.
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