APRIL FOOLS: Student Workers Given Two Minute Window to Submit Hours on Self Service


PHOTO//RAINEN WADE, Learning Center Coordinator and Student Success Advisor

Caden Nelms, Social Media Manager

Many Piedmont Students work on campus throughout the semester to save a little extra money. However, the university recently announced that they are limiting the time schedule that students will have to follow starting next week. Student workers will have a two-minute window to submit their hours on Self Service. This comes only weeks after Self Service was down for around 14 months.

“Personally, I am on a very tight schedule and I don’t have time to wait for students to submit their hours,” said Payroll Manager Kara Blalock. “Students are starting to slack on submitting their hours, so we’re hoping the two-minute submission window will encourage them to do it on time.”

However, some student workers are not happy with this new rule. They feel that this is just an excuse for Piedmont to not pay as many students. 

“I am a Resident Assistant and a tutor in the Student Success Center, so I rack up some hours,” said Maxwell Shaughnessy, sophomore biology major. “I am going to be furious if I don’t get my money for my hours just because I was taking a nap during the two-minute window.”

While students are not happy, their bosses are okay with the change. They have other jobs, and many times, approving the students’ hours is the last thing on their to-do list.

“I am so happy with this new two-minute window,” said Rainen Wade, Learning Center Coordinator and Student Success Advisor. “I am getting so fed up with my student workers recently. They wait until 15 hours before their hours are due before they submit them. I have better things to do than wait for them. I almost missed a comedy show because of them.” 

We will have to wait and see if student workers will adjust to the change in submitting hours.

This story is part of The Roar’s annual, comprehensive April Fools coverage of Piedmont University.