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That certainly makes a lot of sense. And nothing was said of Client 2.
If they are intermittent as well, then this makes all the more sense.
But back to my original thought, it all depends on the contract
signed. I certainly would feel very dirty if I were to bill for down
time, which is why I suggest talking to the client (if applicable) to
see if there is anything else you could be doing for them. Good to do
anyway, especially if they're happy with your work and turnarounds to
date. Just don't let it conflict with your other client(s).
On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Peter Hirons <peter -at- galley -dot- ie> wrote:
> If Client 1 expects a rapid response I would expect them to pay a retainer
> to ensure your availability. I would suggest something like one hour at
> your billing rate per day. Obviously any work done would have that day's
> "credit" before further billing.
> If the client can be more relaxed about your response time (such as a
> 24-hour turnround) then this wouldn't apply. I currently have a couple of
> clients on this basis.
> On 2013-04-12 14:53, Anonymous wrote:
>> Please send all replies to the list, as individual replies cannot be
>> I have two independent contracts that I'm working simultaneously. On one
>> them, call it Client 1, I'm getting old documents to work on very
>> sporadically. I need to be on line 9-5, checking my email frequently, in
>> case they send me something, in which case it needs a very rapid
>> turnaround. The work I do only takes me an hour to an hour and a half per
>> document, but I might get one document every other day.
>> Since I'm working another contract during the off-times, I feel like I
>> should only charge Client 1 for the actual work I do. On the other hand, I
>> feel like I should charge them something for being so constantly
>> Thoughts, comments?
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