FWD: Should I Bill for Time Reading?

Subject: FWD: Should I Bill for Time Reading?
From: Anonymous Poster <anonfwd -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 14:07:04 -0600


I recently started working for a small software company as manager of
their Publications group. This is my first management experience, and I
would like to spend some time reading two or three good books on the
subject of management. (Yes, Hackos' *Managing Your Documentation
Projects* is on the list.)

When this company made their offer, they let me choose between a
full-time, permanent position at a low salary and a 6-month
contract-to-hire position at a reasonable hourly rate. I went for the
contract arrangement for several reasons. My manager (president of the
company) talks and behaves as though I'm here permanently, and I assume
the same.

My question is: Is it ethical to bill the company for time I spend reading
these books on management? In most contracting situations, I would think
not. But in this situation, it seems like it might be legitimate.

I look forward to your input.


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