Apart from this, we also have a system, by which if you want to enter any floor, you have to show a different card to demagnetise the lock on the door which otherwise effectively shuts you out of the amenities on the floor.
Now, a few months ago, sometime in February, there was implementation of a new system, in part. This was the fingerprint system. Not only did you now have to punch in, you also showed your fingerprint to a machine which recognised you and thereby marked you present, and similar to punch out, you show your finger again. Oh! and yes, since it is 'beta' stage, you still have to punch in.
So now you punch in, and then show your finger (pun intended), and then enter the building, show a card and then enter your floor, switch on computer, enter your password (mandatory), and acess your work.
Of course, with the passage of time, lax ppl like me had given up helping the company in its testing stages, and were polite enough not to show the finger to the machine in the morning. However, in the last few days it had become mandatory once again.
Now, today, we are given another card. Why we ask. Details to be given later. Hhowever, crux of matter, it is something we show the fingerprint machine, then show our finger and thereby punch in.
Do i need to add to the above sentence? All I need to say is, now I have 3 cards to enter my office, and remember 1 password, apart from carrying my fingerprint without a change of prints, to actually sit at my desk, work and make the company some more profits to help it implement more cards for safety of the work I do! (or so they say)