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EternalOptimist
20th June 2012, 18:41
I have a deadline 2 weeks from today, and I have a months worth of work, I cant really charge more than I am. So I could let the deadline slip
after all, if I ramp up the effort, I get no more dosh
and the deadline issue is down to poor management, not my problem.

so what do I do ?

I have been working weekends and 10 hour days. next week I go up to 12 hour days, then 16 if ness.

these b@stards and their f*ckng deadline wont beat me


I am a contractor:devil

darmstadt
20th June 2012, 18:44
Sit there quietly tapping away on your keyboard and then vomit all over it. Not only will they insist you go home but it will probably take a while to get you a new one, or at least clean this one. Deadline extended, sorted.

Cliphead
20th June 2012, 18:45
Current gig finishes in ten days. ClientCo are so behind they're gonna need to extend but won't commit yet but will be in the smelly stuff if I'm not available and waiting for confirmation of a new gig starting soon as this ends, good thing is I can do both but the rate is gonna go way up for current gig :smokin

MarillionFan
20th June 2012, 18:46
Descope descope descope, point out the spec is wrong and that the bobs are useless

Suityou

darmstadt
20th June 2012, 18:54
Descope descope descope, point out the spec is wrong and that the suityou is useless

the bobs

FTFY

BolshieBastard
20th June 2012, 21:03
I have a deadline 2 weeks from today, and I have a months worth of work, I cant really charge more than I am. So I could let the deadline slip
after all, if I ramp up the effort, I get no more dosh
and the deadline issue is down to poor management, not my problem.

so what do I do ?

I have been working weekends and 10 hour days. next week I go up to 12 hour days, then 16 if ness.

these b@stards and their f*ckng deadline wont beat me


I am a contractor:devil

Say what!?

How about

Prioritise the work

Decide what is non essential and that is not required

Inform client you're working towards the deadline but, there's a risk if the deadline is maintained, the deliverable may not maintain its quality unless other resources assist in delivery.

Oh, wait.............................

suityou01
20th June 2012, 21:06
Been asked to extend fo 12 months but with a rate cut.

I ask myself, WWMFD?

:rolleyes:

suityou01
20th June 2012, 21:07
Descope descope descope, point out the spec is wrong and that the bobs are useless

Suityou

There's patent pending on the suity model :D

Mich the Tester
20th June 2012, 21:07
so what do I do ?



Why do you care what you do as long as you can invoice?

suityou01
20th June 2012, 21:09
I have a deadline 2 weeks from today, and I have a months worth of work, I cant really charge more than I am. So I could let the deadline slip
after all, if I ramp up the effort, I get no more dosh
and the deadline issue is down to poor management, not my problem.

so what do I do ?

I have been working weekends and 10 hour days. next week I go up to 12 hour days, then 16 if ness.

these b@stards and their f*ckng deadline wont beat me


I am a contractor:devil

:spel: humble pawn in a management power struggle

Hth

Freamon
20th June 2012, 21:16
Been asked to extend fo 12 months but with a rate cut.

I ask myself, WWMFD?

Go permie?

suityou01
20th June 2012, 21:18
Go permie?

He he he, he's not is he?

Ooooh my goodness please say he is. :devil

Mich the Tester
20th June 2012, 21:21
Been asked to extend fo 12 months but with a rate cut.

I ask myself, WWMFD?

:rolleyes:

If they want a rate cut and you need the work, agree to 2 months. Don´t let youself get pinned down for 12 months on a tulipty rate. That´s the trap of permie reasoning, more ´certainty´ for less money. In reality it´s false certainty and you lose money when even if you aren´t earning you could be doing courses to upgrade your CV and earn more in future. The only certainty you get is that you´ll be earning peanuts for the next 12 months, so don´t fall into the trap. Take 2 months and look for something better.

Freamon
20th June 2012, 21:47
He he he, he's not is he?

Ooooh my goodness please say he is. :devil

Maybe I'm getting him confused with sasburu. Easily done.

MarillionFan
20th June 2012, 22:40
Telling the client, that yes, you'll take the cheaper transfer flight to San Diego via JFK and SFO (as opposed to going direct) next month so it saves them $1400. But then telling them that you'll be charging $4000 for 4 days for the 2 x 16 hours worth of travel it going to take to get to their site.

W****RS. :winker:

bless 'em all
21st June 2012, 06:07
Telling the client, that yes, you'll take the cheaper transfer flight to San Diego via JFK and SFO (as opposed to going direct) next month so it saves them $1400. But then telling them that you'll be charging $4000 for 4 days for the 2 x 16 hours worth of travel it going to take to get to their site.

I bet if they cut you in half they'd find the word 'CONTRACTOR' running through you like a stick of rock.

:myhero

SupremeSpod
21st June 2012, 06:27
I bet if they cut you in half they'd find the word 'FAT USELESS W4NKER' running through you like a stick of rock.

:myhero

FTFY.

NotAllThere
21st June 2012, 07:23
Ask the client which one he wants.

1. The deadline missed
2. Quality reduced
3. To pay you more money so you'll be prepared to flog your guts out to make his deadline. (or get a subby in)

Mich the Tester
21st June 2012, 07:33
Ask the client which one he wants.

1. The deadline missed
2. Quality reduced
3. To pay you more money so you'll be prepared to flog your guts out to make his deadline. (or get a subby in)

This is it; you have to find out what the client really wants. If he just wants to save money, maybe you can take a rate cut for certain days and work at home. If he really wants the job done, show him a plan of how to get it done quicker at the same rate, but don't pin yourself down to 12 months a a lower rate.