A timesheet is so much more than the sum of its hours. It’s a window into the world of every business. It tells the story of everything you achieved today: The moments of inspiration, the projects you finished, the difference you made to people’s lives.
TSheets customers all over the world work in everything from construction to caregiving and everything in between—and together they track almost half a million hours of work every single day.
That’s 57 years of productivity every 24 hours, and a lot of that time is spent doing some really cool stuff—like working for some of the biggest names in showbiz, flying helicopters over Honolulu, and helping heroes after they retire from the military.
Timesheets can tell incredible stories. Here are just a few of them.
Lady Gaga’s Costume Maker: Braun Productions
From extravagant handcrafted costumes to intricate set designs, some of the world’s leading artists depend on Braun Productions to create the unique visual flourishes that keep their fans coming back to their live performances time after time.
Based in Las Vegas, their clients include Lady GaGa, Celine Dion, Cher, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry, as well as star-studded brands like Victoria’s Secret, Cirque Du Soleil, and The Walt Disney Corporation.
“Clients come to us when they need a crown jewel, a Fabergé egg, a one of a kind moment to create an iconic impact,” explains Armando Farfan Jr.
“You have to get the entire audience to suspend their disbelief,” says operations director Steven Diamond. “Each person in our team is an expert in a particular discipline.”
Custom Rides: Taggart Autosport
“If you can dream it, the professionals at our high-tech facility can build it,” promises the Taggart Autosport website. And looking at the super-charged sports cars, rugged 4x4s, and one-of-a-kind custom rides they have on sale, it’s clear they are committed to taking every vehicle they get their hands on as far as it will go.
The company was founded in 2014 by former racing driver Jim Taggart, who has competed in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship and the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, among other high profile races. For $34,000 you could drive away in a custom-fitted 1.8-liter Mazda Coupe or, if your budget is a little more racy, a $450,000 twin turbo V8 McLaren.
No Ordinary Night Out: Stag Dining Group
If dining out is your thing, the next time you’re in the Bay Area of San Francisco you should check out the Stag Dining Group to see if they have any off-the-grid “Clandestine” events in the pipeline.
Described as “secret dinners in secret locations” they are rich, sensory dining experiences that involve music and art and, naturally, great food. Past events have attracted top DJs and musicians like Reggie Watts, Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, and Cut Chemist to create the entertainment for the diners in an intimate atmosphere.
“These thematic dinners integrate some of San Francisco’s best artisans and artists in truly unique settings,” they say on their website.
“With ingredient and technique driven cuisine, we have had the unique opportunity of being a nomadic restaurant that celebrates the community of The San Francisco Bay Area.”
The Cerebral Martial Art: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland
Across the other side of the U.S., the TSheets customer that packs the most punch in its timesheets is the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Maryland.
The academy was established in 2009 by Mike Stewart, who says, “It’s a very structured and productive learning environment. Jiu-Jitsu makes you calm and self-aware of how you’re talking to people and of your interactions with them in general. It’s a very cerebral martial art.”
One of Mike’s instructors is police officer Mike Johnson, who has been on the force for 16 years. He says jiu-jitsu has helped him to diffuse many potentially difficult situations in the line of duty.
“I’ve been able to control them with just the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques and never had to hurt anyone doing it. So it’s been incredible effective for me to be able to do my job.”
Meeting of Minds: Impact Hub Oakland
Impact Hub in Oakland is an events venue and shared office space for entrepreneurs and start-ups that are looking to make a positive impact on their community. It’s part of a global network with 7,000 members in more than 50 locations worldwide.
“The hub is a meeting place of people doing all kinds of different work,” explains Hanni Hanson from Generation Waking Up. “You can collaborate over coffee, meet people in the kitchen, make new friends, learn from people, and do really great work—all the things that are not easy to do outdoors.
“For me, getting to work out of the hub means we are in tune with the rest of the East Bay community and social change makers.”
Hand Cut from a Glacier: American Stonecraft
Based in Lowell, Massachusetts, American Stonecraft is a team of stone masons who carve timeless, hand crafted objects from glacial rocks that were deposited more than 15,000 years ago across what has since been transformed into the farmlands of New England and the Hudson Valley.
They cut these rocks—which were prised by ice from the slate, schist, and granite bedrock—into exquisite everyday objects such as bowls, plates, platters, and coasters.
“No two are alike, each a work of art and a slice of nature,” they say on their website.
Flying High Over Paradise: Novictor Helicopters
As far as dream jobs go, this one has to be right up there. Novictor Helicopters is a tour agency on Oahu that promises an unforgettable view of the island’s best sights: All captured from one of their four-seater Robinson R44 helicopters.
Tours last 20 to 60 minutes and include daytime trips over Honolulu Harbor, the Nu’uanu Valley, and Hanauma Bay, as well as sunset flights over Waikiki and Diamond Head.
“Our passion is sharing our island home with you,” they promise.
Help for Heroes: The PsychArmor Institute
“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind,” reads Dan Lipinski’s quote on the PsychArmor Institute website.
Based in San Diego, CA, this non-profit organisation provides free education and support to help military veterans and their families. They run courses to help people understand what life is like in the military, to help healthcare providers give better mental health care to veterans, and to help people become caregivers for veterans in their family.
To donate, visit www.psycharmor.org/donate
Workout with the Stars: Barry’s Bootcamp
Jason Biggs, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ruth Wilson are all reported to be clients of Barry’s Bootcamp which has 17 locations across six U.S. states as well as international outlets in the UK and Norway.
“Since 1998, Barry’s Bootcamp has been delivering The Best Workout in the World to a legendary following, including A-list celebs, models—even Olympic athletes,” it says on their website.
“Tread. Floor. Repeat.” As they say. Now get down and give us twenty!
Doggy Daycare: Common Dog
Calling all dog lovers—this one’s for you! The Common Dog offers a luxury, 12,000 square foot daycare center for dogs in Everett, MA, featuring a splash area, webcams, a training room, and an outdoor yard.
Established in 1995, they claim to be one of the East Coast’s very first doggie daycare facilities, now complete with a 6000 square foot dog park that has been modeled after Boston Common. It also boasts a hospital grade air filtration system, state of the art sanitation, and antimicrobial K9 grass—not to mention a bunch of adorable dogs running all over the place.
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