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Alas, yes, when I was on site, I spent a lot of time twiddling my thumbs.
There was a lot of hurry-up-and-wait, even when I was on site. My attempts
to find additional work failed; there really isn't the demand for my
services. They kept saying that next week, there would be a lot of work,
but "next week" never came. My contract doesn't specify hours of
availability, just that I am available during normal working hours.
On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
> What are the terms of your contract? Does it specify 9-5 availability,
> 40 hours per week? If so, perhaps you should discuss with the client
> that there is a lot more you could be doing for them for their money,
> since it would seem that they want you to be available 40 hours per
> week. That you're remote shouldn't be a sticking point, IMHO. If you
> were on-site, how would you handle it? Would you twiddle your thumbs
> and read a book until someone came by and dropped off a document to be
> worked on? Would you not bill them for the time spent twiddling even
> though you were occupying their cube 8 hours a day?
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