Re: Learning time billable?

Subject: Re: Learning time billable?
From: "J. David Hickey" <jdhickey -at- SYMPATICO -dot- CA>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 20:51:52 -0800

Greetings!


> However since I don't have much experience in the type
> of technology that his company is related to, I have to research and learn
> about it. We agreed on an hourly rate before I started and my question is:
> Is the time that I spend learning billable?

The time you spend learning about a product is research, so it is definitely
billable time. After all, when a developer reads specs and cracks open a new
section in his C++ guide, this is also research and he wouldn't think twice
about charging it.

Behind every book is a ton of research and one can't exist without the other.
Charge it and don't sweat it.
--
Be seeing you,

Dave
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514-482-8702
Montréal, Québec

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.
But if you miss a deadline, you'd better bring the sword.
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