Re: Charge for Travel Time?

Subject: Re: Charge for Travel Time?
From: Lin Laurie <linlaurie -at- EMAIL -dot- MSN -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 20:17:13 -0700

I start charging the minute I walk in the door. If people schedule my time
and aren't ready for me but I'm there, they're using my time up one way or
the other. If I'm late (I'm pretty compulsive and this almost never
happens) then the client doesnt get charged until I get there.

So far as the one hour charge time for travel, if that's what you put into
your contract and the client agrees to it, great! If I were getting called
in for no reason, and had to sit in traffic or drive a long time, I'd
probably start doing the same thing.

Lin Laurie
http://www.winpro-press.com
WinPro Online Press
The Online Publishing Professionals



-----Original Message-----
From: Rebecca P. Rachmany [SMTP:purple -at- NETMEDIA -dot- NET -dot- IL]
Sent: Friday, July 24, 1998 3:01 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Charge for Travel Time?

> If a contractor works mostly off-site
> should he/she charge for travel time
> to/from the site?
>
> What is your policy as a contractor
> or as a "contractee" ?
>

We have a policy of charging one hour travel time for site visits,
regardless of the location of the customer versus the writer. The reason
for the policy is that we have found it gives our customers "respect" for
the travel time of our writers. It avoids some of the unpleasantness of
getting to a customer and finding they aren't ready or having them call you
in for unnecessary meetings.

Rebecca Rachmany
General Manager
TECH-TAV technical and end-user documentation
PO Box 2419 Tel Aviv 61024
info -at- tech-tav -dot- com
http://www.tech-tav.com







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