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Thursday, April 20, 2006

TBTB

Once again, Keefieboy has been, and still is really, TBTB (Too Busy To Blog). This is due to pressure of work. I have two clients whose projects should have finished at the end of last month, but both of them failed to supply required information. One of them popped up last week with a ton of changes, insisting that they had to be done in two days. Hmmm. I wouldn't mind, but if the shoe was on the other foot - ie us being late despite having all the info, they would be getting seriously ratty. I think it's time we add penalty clauses to our contracts. On top of this we have two new projects that are slow in getting started because the work flow is interrupted by those old jobs that should have been done and dusted.

Plus, like an idiot, a month ago I agreed to do a lecture for a training institute in Knowledge Hamlet. This will happen in about four days' time, and I am nowhere near ready. The subject is 'webcasting', it's a two-hour lecture, and so far I've spent about six hours in researching and writing the damn thing. If the subject was 'web design' or 'web development' I could easily ramble for a couple of hours without any major preparation, but webcasting is something we only do about once a year, and there's a learning curve each time. The money I'm being paid for this is seriously pathetic. Moan moan moan.

3 Comments:

Blogger Harsha said...

which institute?

9:15 am  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

That would be telling.

9:41 am  
Blogger Jin said...

I reckon you'd be doing yourself a favour Keefie, to have either a penalty clause or an extension of time clause put in your contracts. It pays off, especially when you're kept waiting for information from the client.
(And.....if you did that, you'd have plenty of time to blog, which after all, is very important innit?)

10:04 am  

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