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Since when did buying a house become a legitimate excuse to stop doing your job? All while still disingenuously charging the client...

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Tsk tsk, I closed on a house and didn't miss a beat. Call them out.

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Since you got a bad team member

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Well not all buying experiences are the same! There so many things that can go wrong! I would look at the team mates previous behavior, if this is one off, then be sympethetic. A little bit of kindness will not kill anyone.

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Are you saying you never engage in personal activity during client billing hours?

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@D2 to be fair, how do you know they don't work outside of normal business hours? I know a few managers and partners who do a 9-3/4 schedule. They are typically online after they put their kids to bed and finish up work/reviewing decks then.

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Buying a house is fine and acceptable, but if others are picking up your slack AND you're billing to your client that's unethical and wrong.

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I feel you OP. Also applies to having kids, because your having a kid shouldn't mean you come in at 10 and leave at 3 while billing a whole day. Arrange childcare, it won't make you a bad dad.

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EY2 the OP said the individual stopped doing their job. If you can multitask and your presence is still felt then by all means, but if you're not doing your job and or not around at all (whether remote or in person) you shouldn't be billing the client for the same amount of hours

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A little sympathy goes a long way. Unless you never plan to have a need for some personal time.

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^bought a house before

All good points. Appreciate the different perspectives

@ZS Agreed- I don't care when my teams work as long as they get it done. When I bought, I was doing personal work 4:30-8 am most mornings, but half of the process involves phone calls during normal working hours.

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