RE: Contracters - billing for driving time?

Subject: RE: Contracters - billing for driving time?
From: "Melissa Nelson" <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 14:53:19 -0500

I agree with Pamela, I would incorporate it into your hourly rate. In the past when I have accepted contracts, I take the drive into account when I state my salary requirement. Luckily, I just (Merry Christmas to me) became a "permanent" technical writer for the company where I have been working as a contract tech writer, which is a mile from my house! WOOHOO!!!

Melissa

From: "Pamela Sarantos" To: ,"TECHWR-L" Subject: RE: Contracters - billing for driving time? Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 14:45:43 -0500

My suggestion would be to incorporate the cost of the driving time in your hourly rate, and not bill for driving time.

Thanks, Pamela

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During my stint as a contracter this year I had some conversations with an acquaintance, a freelance graphic designer. He was horrified by the fact that I didn't bill for driving time. My reasoning was that so many companies seem to take it for granted that they have every right to insist on full-time office presence, if I tried to bill for driving time (living an hour+ outside the city, at that) I would never have any work.


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