Friday, February 24, 2012

My secret life

What the hell do freelancers do all day? I reveal all in my latest column for "The Secret Lives of Independent Contractors."
2. We use fuzzy math.
Most of us work at home. That means we may spend 45 minutes out of an hour focusing on your project and 15 minutes watching the end of "Bethenny Ever After." Or walking the dog, who had to go right then and would not wait. Or eating lunch and finishing up that project at the same time. Are we overbilling you? Are we underbilling you? It's hard to say.