How do you clock on?

Each employee is given a weekly clocking on card. On arriving for work, the employee inserts the card into a slot and the time and date is stamped on the card. The same is done at night when leaving work. Usually, it is the accounts department that collects the cards at the end of the week, and the hours worked and pay due is calculated (as well as deductions for tax and National Insurance, etc). Most wages are paid directly into an employee's bank account nowadays.