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So I didn't ...well, kinda....but not yet...

September 8th, 2006 (07:53 pm)
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My manager is nothing if not empathetic, sympathetic and a master of making one feel "heard."  And well she should be, given her profession.  I find her easy to talk to, sorta like a friend, and I unloaded on her my frustration, some of which had to do with her.  She took it.  The bottom line seems to be this:  I'm good at what I do and I really enjoy doing it, even the record-writing.  But we have to bill 300+ minutes a day, and I'm barely doing half that.  And I'm working straight through the day, no lunch, no bs-ing.  So where is the billable time going?  I've decided to give it another month--which will bring my time up to 6 months--and keep fastidious time-keeping--including that 10 minute pee break (because our restroom is out of commission again and it takes twice as long to go to the one around the corner).

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 10th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Time Tracker - From Mary

http://davidseah.com/tools/ett/alpha/
This is the link I use to track my time on-line. You fill in the blanks at the left with your main daily projects and a quiet alarm goes off every 15 min. You then just click the bubble next to the project you were working on and at the end of the day you can see were all your time went. You can click multiple bubbles for the same 15 minutes if needed.

As a project planner, this is a life saver when I bill for consulting hours my company lends me out for.
See you at knitting. Call me if you have questions. Mary C.

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