Re: Time Standards on Contractors

Subject: Re: Time Standards on Contractors
From: "Robert J. Opitz" <opitz -at- scientist -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 09:01:00 -0500

It was written:

> > 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?

To which Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com> replied:

> Yes, if you focus 100% on meeting the client's needs and 0% on meeting your
> personal needs.

Andrew, maybe I'm a little thick, but could you explain how completely sacrificing
yourself is a win-win situation?

> Just because YOU think X, Y, Z is important does not mean you
> client will agree with you. If you do EVERYTHING you client asks, and maybe a
> little more, then you'll have a win-win situation.

Hmm, by this definition, a sweatshop is a win-win situation. Nike, you have been
vindicated!

Bob Opitz






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