When I first started working for the State, our time sheets were handled manually. Every Tuesday following the end of a pay period, we filled out our time sheets and handed them in to our secretary.
But then, about 15 years ago, the State decided to automate the process. So, we received a computer program for our time. But instead of filling out our time on Tuesday after the pay period, we filled it out on Thursday of the pay period. This meant that if we got sick on that Friday or if we ended working on that weekend, we had to amend our time on the following Monday.
After 15 years, the old computerized system was too slow and outdated. So, we got a new computerized system. Now, we fill out our time on the Wednesday of the pay period. And corrections are made on the following Monday.
And we call this progress.