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Subject:Time Standards on Contractors From:"Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Sat, 18 Mar 2000 09:07:10 PST
Questions for all listserv TW contractors:
1.) How typical is it for Tech Writer contractors to work to client
predetermined time standards, for example: Document one module per day?
2.) I am considering a 6 to 7 month remote-location Tech Writer contractor
position having predetermined time standards. Given the below facts, do you
see a way in which the assignment can be a win-win situation?
* Estimates are just that - estimates. There are bound to be days (maybe
many days) in which over eight hours is required to complete the
predetermined standard daily quantity of documentation.
* The client is firm on no pay beyond 40 hours per week.
* I am firm on being payed for each hour worked - no free overtime.