Questions tagged [overtime]

Refers to time spent working "after hours." For freelance and contract topics, this may also refer to working too many hours on a project (which may then become "overbudget").

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Can't satisfy client's need in fixed-bid project

I have been hired as a freelancer to build a video splitting utility that's supposed to split video clips at certain points as indicated by the user. I am using ffmpeg as a library and it produces ...
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Being clear about the way I work

Lately, a couple of clients have been taking way too much of my time, in tasks such as: extensive, totally pointless meetings endless discussions about assets sizing (basically they aren't sure ...
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Should I be honest about increased time expenditure?

I am consulting a company on a software subject. I am doing a presentation to explain the basic stuff so the company can decide what they should get and what not. I might become the one to deliver ...
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Clients ask quick jobs, how to bill

So I have been doing websites as freelancer now for some time. Couple clients likes to do small scale development now and then to their site, which is great but the problem is that they have always ...
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Do you fix hourly estimation or accept your mistake and do for free?

The scenario is the usual one: You are asked to make a price estimation. You analyse all features at your best knowledge, experience and logic. You event count the buffer of 20%. You then start the ...
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What percentage do you count in price estimation to cover overtime?

When I am making a price estimation in some project, I try to predict the number of work hours based on my experience or my logic. Of course, many times you face features you did not implement before ...
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Working per hour, where do you draw the line?

Take for example a (software development) project that has been estimated by the freelancer as N hours on a pay-per-hour contract. From the perspective of the commissioner, how much buffer should be ...
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The Freelance Lifestyle: How to manage travel, overtime, and family

I have been working on a contract for around 6 months now. I telecommute from my home office, and am very settled with a wife and kids. I constantly am looking for new work, and often hear of ...
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When is it ok to ask a client for more money?

I am pretty good at estimating my time on a project. For this question, let's say it is for a simple WordPress website with a custom theme development. I have quoted and set my contract with my ...