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    Length of time or duration

    It is very important that all employees present at work are signed in and all employees leaving the facilities for a significant length of time are signed off.

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    It is very important that all employees present at work are signed in and all employees leaving the facilities for a significant duration are signed off.

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    #2

    Re: Length of time or duration

    "Period of time." And if you are really setting this as a policy, you should define "significant."

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    #3

    Re: Length of time or duration

    Quote Originally Posted by eyefordetail View Post
    It is very important that all employees present at work are signed in and all employees leaving the facilities for a significant length of time are signed off.

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    It is very important that all employees present at work are signed in and all employees leaving the facilities for a significant duration are signed off.

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    I would use "signed out" instead of "signed off".

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    Re: Length of time or duration

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would use "signed out" instead of "signed off".
    What about "sign out" instead of "are signed out"?

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    Last edited by eyefordetail; 04-Sep-2013 at 11:02.

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    #5

    Re: Length of time or duration

    Quote Originally Posted by eyefordetail View Post
    What about "sign out" instead of "are signed out"?

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    That is possible, but I think it works better as it is written. "Sign out" focuses on an activity; "signed out" focuses more on a status.

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    Re: Length of time or duration

    If the employee signs out, then it is likely that they physically sign their name in some kind of log, alongside a note of the time they leave. If they are signed out, then someone else - probably a supervisor - signs the log to show that they have authorised the employee's absence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Length of time or duration

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If the employee signs out, then it is likely that they physically sign their name in some kind of log, alongside a note of the time they leave. If they are signed out, then someone else - probably a supervisor - signs the log to show that they have authorised the employee's absence.
    I don't agree with that. If an employee signs out, then they are signed out. It is their status. They are either signed in or signed out. I don't see where saying "signed out" means some other party did the signing.

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    Re: Length of time or duration

    For me, if an instruction says "When you leave the premises, you must sign out" it is an instruction to the employee to complete the relevant paperwork - ie to sign the log.
    If it says "When leaving the premises, you must be signed out", it means that someone else must do the signing in order to show authorisation.
    I agree that, after the employee has left the premises, their status is "signed out" regardless of which method was used before they left.

    On their return, they must either "sign back in" or "be signed back in" - my definition of those are the same as in the first part of my post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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