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Just got notified by the client that a bunch of people are going to be on vacation over the next few weeks. Completely understandable, but from a billing perspective that kind of sucks. In a pre-covid world you were at the client site and could always bill your time no matter who took vacation, but in this WFH environment there is no more billable “downtime.” Thoughts?

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Take some real vacation!

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Client asked me if I could not bill them for two weeks since they’re taking vacation. I asked if they want their deliverables on time. Case closed.

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That’s awesome that you can keep your workflow going without them. Wish I was in the same boat

On a side note, use the pandemic to spend time on yourself and your family ..even from a distance! Why work random days over the holidays when you really don't have to (& likely have lots of vacation time saved up)

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I gotta say this is the absolute best part of WFH and why I wouldn’t mind WFH forever. Everything has its pros and cons I guess

Sure, everyone likes extra vacation time, but when you're evaluated on billable hours, missing out of a week here or there makes it harder to meet or exceed your targets. There's a point at which I'd rather have low stress billable hours rather than vacation time that causes me to need to squeeze in billable hours later.

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Take a vacation you goonie

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