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Nov 03, 2008, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)

"The application is for some not very fancy record keeping. You could call it a payroll system but it has few of the characteristics of a real payroll system. Also, it is temporary—in a few months it will be no longer needed. It is for the Geek Ranch project and is to keep track of "casual labor".

"We have anywhere up to 50 people working on various construction projects. They are paid (in cash) every two weeks. Their pay is based on days worked during the period at a daily rate. The "twists and turns" are minimal (getting paid for seven days if they work six, for example) but that can pretty much be dealt with by hand.

"There are reasons this becomes a database project rather than just a spreadsheet:"

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