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  • But now every hour is supposedly accounted for (consulting shops generally don't do this until they're on the brink of collapse).

    We just started doing this. And we are not a consulting shop. We're not even paid hourly.

    In January they told us there was a new system where we'd be required to log some, but not all, hours, for some, but not all, tasks. They took forever getting our tasks in, wasting a lot of time putting in dead, completed tasks from 2006 and 2005, believe it or not. I started logging for specified tasks as it became available. They specifically said "We're not going to be asking you to account for 100% of your

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • So long as you just work on one or max two projects during a day, I like it. It's not _that_ much of a bother to fire up a browser or Excel document at the end of the day before leaving (unless it's a totally crap application, which isn't all that uncommon when it comes to time reporting).

      At my old job I don't know how many extra hours I put in that were just "lost" for me because they were "flex" hours I could have taken by going home an hour or two later some other day but never did.

      Then we started to report hours and I realized just how much of my time I gave away for free.