Re: Contracters - billing for driving time?

Subject: Re: Contracters - billing for driving time?
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 14:57:06 -0500

rjstevenson -at- sprynet -dot- com wrote:

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.
What do you think?

I never bill directly for driving time, but I always consider it when I bid for a job. Because of that, I've had to forgo some jobs, but that's the chance you take when you live where you want to live rather than living where it's close to your employer.


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