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Captains Log;  Star-date LMNOPbeta.1b:

This post was written primarily for my son.

I have never been in the military, but several jobs I have had in the past used military time to lesson confusion, (or as an excuse sometimes by work-dodging lazy employees); between AM & PM because of the 24 hour nature of those particular businesses.

When someone higher up tells the employee the job needs to be done at 7 – on April 6th, 2020 and never clarifies AM or PM, and the employee makes an assumption. The employee is going to have a bad time if the client thinks the job is being done at 7 AM but the employee assumed 7 PM.

The business might be losing a client, and an employee might be losing a job.

If I tell you the job will be done at 16:00 – on April 6th, 2020; no one should be able to confuse the time of day unless they are incapacitated, or worse.

When I try to explain military time to some folks verbally it really throws them into a tizzy.  I’m not sure why. I blame gremlins.

Military time is very simple.

There are 24 hours in a day.

Hour 1, the first hour of the day, is 00:00

Zero Hour, The Midnight Hour.

  1. 00:00 12 AM  Zero Dark 30 would be 00:30 = 12:30 AM
  2. 01:00   1
  3. 02:00   2
  4. 03:00   3  The Witching Hour
  5. 04:00   4
  6. 05:00   5
  7. 06:00   6
  8. 07:00   7
  9. 08:00   8
  10. 09:00   9
  11. 10:00  10
  12. 11:00  11
  13. 12:00  12 PM
  14. 13:00    1
  15. 14:00    2
  16. 15:00    3
  17. 16:00    4
  18. 17:00    5
  19. 18:00    6
  20. 19:00    7
  21. 20:00    8
  22. 21:00    9
  23. 22:00   10
  24. 23:00   11

17:49 is 5:49 PM Ya dig dawg?


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