[UPHPU] Client Time Tracker
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Fri Dec 30 10:08:29 MST 2005
On 12/29/05, Matthew Frederico <mfrederico at gmail.com> wrote:
> It looks good! I like the images (buttons and header background) and the
> > CSS colors. I also like the clock feature. The time is automatically
> > calculated avoiding hand calculation and input errors. Other time
> > keeping
> > systems make you key in the time manually. One note. I had a situation
> > with several clients a couple of years ago where I charged different
> > rates
> > for different task types. For example, I charged a different rate for
> > ...
> You aren't the first person who has told me this ... almost this exact
> verbage ...
> I'm going to see what it would take for me to add it to the tasks. And If
> the task doesn't have a rate, it defaults to the Job rate.
> Do you think that would work?
Yes. The lawyers I worked with were the most picky. In fact they were
really excited about inventing new tasks every time they wanted to charge a
different rate for something. They rarely used all of them (tasks). Their
billings always consisted of a core group of tasks that were used.
Accountants (IMHO) are a little more down to earth and definetely have a
base rate for their work. Kind of like a mechanics hourly rate. Anything
not specifically assigned to a task would default to that base rate. This
also impacts the reporting side of it. Most professionals just give a
statement with a balance to their clients. If the clients want more detail,
they usually summarized by project or job. On the rare occasion when more
detail was required (like for the government) they would summarize by
project and task. Very rarely did they ever give every detail. That would
mean they might have to justify what they were billing for and (heaven
forbid) disclose what they were charging. Anyway, again my humble 2 cents
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