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- From: "Kathleen A. O'Brien" <wildwoman1(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
- Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 03:10:51 -0500
>> However, if the results of the learning are reusable within a short period of time, or, that I feel that I *should* have known the material, then I would consider the time spent *learning* as overhead and not bill the client.<< This is basically the way I have been doing it. The trick is to know what I "should" have known. >>I know that billable hours are a problem; that it is virtually impossible to bill for more than 1,000 hours a year, no matter how busy you are. In addition, we, as engineers, are always overly optimistic in estimates of the time that it would take to do a project, therefore, we *rarely* figure the correct number of hours a project would take.<< It's nice to know I'm not the only one with this problem! >>Therefore, I would say that most "learning" hours should be "chalked up to experience," like many other unpleasant things.<< Sounds aobut right BTW it looks like I will be getting licensed in AZ soon. The board person (or bored person) is recommending to the Board Board that I be licensed. I am currently waiting for the official notice plus my license number. Kate O'Brien, P.E.
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