In a viral video posted Oct. 23, TikToker Gemma Dixon (@gemd_pt) shared the process of clocking in at her job using a selfie to start her shift. The video has over 3.5 million views as of Friday.
“When the clock in machine makes you take a selfie [at] 7am,” the overlay text in the video reads.
Dixon clicks the ‘start shift’ button that takes her to a camera screen where she is prompted to take a selfie. She smiles slightly and takes the photo.
Users in the comments section said they recognized the Deputy system, an Australian-based time clock with facial recognition services.
Other users joked about the clock-in concept and shared their opinions.
“Damn it’s like a work BeReal,” one user pointed out. BeReal, a French app, uses the same concept of taking a selfie and photo simultaneously at random times each day.
“Being a manager and seeing the deputy clock in/out pictures at end of week is THE BEST,” another user commented.
“The way mine would be me giving the finger everyday,” a third user joked.
Others were simply not on board with the system.
“The way I would quit so fast,” a user wrote. “What is asking for a photo achieving?”
One user stated, “I’d simply quit.”
“Glad it’s just my finger print,” another user wrote.
The Daily Dot reached out to Dixon via Instagram direct messaging.