Re: Another day in the Life of an Independent Contractor...

Subject: Re: Another day in the Life of an Independent Contractor...
From: Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 09:13:52 -0800 (PST)


"Charles E Vermette" wrote...

> is what I'm describing normal client interaction (or am I just being
> ornery?) At what point do *you* separate normal client interaction from
> billable time?

Once the job starts - its all billable time.

> What do *you* do if/when you feel a client is wasting your time? How do
> you tactfully say "I don't think another meeting/discussion is
> necessary?"

You don't say anything, you bill them for the time.

If they complain, you explain: administrative time is billable, if you want to
hold down the number of billable hours, then we should limit our meetings to
once a week, blah blah blah.

> Please, no patronizing "business is tough, building one is blood sweat
> and tears, the customer is king and you have to go beyond the 9 to 5"
> missives.

At least you've got the basics down.

Andrew Plato

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