RE: Accounting for TW time (Was Re: Most dreaded part of the job? )

Subject: RE: Accounting for TW time (Was Re: Most dreaded part of the job? )
From: "Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EAA)" <Sean.O'Donoghue-Hayes -at- ericsson -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 10:10:06 +1100


Hmmm...Interesting implication. Just curious--how many TWs out there have
to keep a
formal report similar to the one Karen mentioned?

And if you do, a few questions if you have a moment:

__Do you work for small/medium/large company?__

A colossus!

__What is your role in TW (i.e., "captive," contractor, manager, company
owner, or
other)?__

kidnapped by gypsies, and sold, so I guess "captive" - but the cubicle warm
and enough doubloons to feed family.

__Is this required of other groups as well as TW (i.e., Development, Project
Management,
etc.)?__

Everyone

__Are you a lone TW or TW working in a group?__

group of two.

__What is your geographical locale?__

Melbourne, Australia

__Is the report information used by management to measure productivity
and/or ROI-type*
statistics?__
Yep!

__Any other comments?__

Been doing this for years, at the various jobs I have performed - is pretty
standard, and adherence depends on size of company and company focus - if
consulting is very rigorous ("admin tasks" become "admin tasks in relation
to whom...)

It does make those "no work" times hard to handle - usually there is "stuff"
you can do - but with everyone watching a budget areas can be negative about
a TW reporting against them - at which time you appear to be doing, and are,
non client related work....thus you become an overhead....and overheads tend
to discover the guillotine in times of economic shrinkage and
downsizing....however if used appropriately and if you got the "client -
chargeable" work time reporting is no more problem than having to get up in
the morning and go to work....


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