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10 September 2017 @ 05:36 am
Invoice for your work  
I asked my (PostJobFree) contractor why he did almost no work recently.
According to that contractor explanation, one of his key reasons not to work was that he did not get paid for over a year.
I reminded him that he did not send his invoice (with the summary of what was done), and, according to our agreement - I pay when he sends such invoice..
The contractor agreed that he did not send the invoice, but still insisted that the lack of payments was demotivating.

Would you struggle with sending your work summary in order to get paid?

Originally posted at: http://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/140134.html
veremeenko_alex on September 10th, 2017 11:47 am (UTC)
Странеый парень. Если оплата идет за отчет, а не за результат, то разумно тратить рабочее время на заполнение и отсылку самиари, чем на саму работу.

Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on September 10th, 2017 08:02 pm (UTC)
Of course the report assumes that there are some results, otherwise there would be nothing to report.

I ask for about 1 line of report details for every 2 hours of work (~4 lines for 8 hours report).
That helps me to identify some of inefficient time sinks and refocus future contractor's work in other direction if there is no meaningful progress for too long.

Are you filing such time reports?
Do you work remotely or on-site?
veremeenko_alex on September 11th, 2017 07:19 am (UTC)
Я работаю в remote команде в бодишопе на американского заказчика.

Номинально мы заполняем репорты, но по факту мы ежедневно показываем результат заказчику.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on September 12th, 2017 03:42 am (UTC)
Насколько часто вы заполняете формальные репорты?

В какой форме вы показываете результат заказчику?
Сисадмин-любительulrith on September 10th, 2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
Все логично, только срок смушает.. просто из вежливости обе стороны могли бы и раньше вопрос поднять, не? :)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on September 10th, 2017 08:08 pm (UTC)
Do you mean I had to threaten to terminate his contract if he does not report his work time and does not invoice me?
I, actually, started to think that he found another job... but I was wrong. He simply procrastinated for a year.
In fact, he still procrastinates from sending me that invoice.
Yaturkenzhensirhiv - a handheld spy: Веселый носорогyatur on September 10th, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)
Интересно, а на что он живет? Или он на самом деле миллионер, а программистом работает исключительно от скуки?
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on September 10th, 2017 08:05 pm (UTC)
People can live on very little.
What was your spending per month in 1991-1992?
Yaturkenzhensirhiv - a handheld spy: Веселый носорогyatur on September 10th, 2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
Так он не в США?

In 1991-1992 I was getting paid :) Хотя в долларах, наверное, это выглядело смешно. Хотя, не так уж смешно, долларов 100 в месяц, наверное таки набегало.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on September 10th, 2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
He is not in the US.

> долларов 100 в месяц

You were probably considered a middle class (AKA "новый русский") back then.
Many people lived on much less than that.

Of course USD1991 is ~2 times more expensive than than USD2017, but single adult can live on $100/month in 2017 (not that I recommend it).

If you choose that lifestyle, your one-year salary should allow you to retire immediately.