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Old January 13th, 2022, 12:48 PM   #1
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what is the going rate for hating your job

I just upped my billable rate to $100/hr.
I'm thinking of quitting.
I'm miserable there.
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Old January 13th, 2022, 01:40 PM   #2
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I just upped my billable rate to $100/hr.
I'm thinking of quitting.
I'm miserable there.
I would presume that if one is a contractor, especially with their own business that as busy as it is out there that one could weed out all the "miserable" customers and just concentrate on those that behave.
I work for a supplier and it is the most disorganized, messed up place I've ever worked. However the money is very good. That notwithstanding I want to go back to an integrator. Money isn't everything. I worked for a while at an OEM, through a launch, and I felt it went fairly well however there was a toxic office environment.
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Old January 13th, 2022, 03:42 PM   #3
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If you wouldn't accept 800 dollars a day to take a kick in the nuts every hour on the hour, why would you want to take the verbal version for half as much?
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Old January 13th, 2022, 04:52 PM   #4
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well you can always do a work slowdown, get paid more and don't have to ask for a higher rate. Plus its more passive aggressive and what they expect out of a contractor.
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Old January 13th, 2022, 05:15 PM   #5
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I always added a %AF to my bill. Aggravation factor percent.
It wasn't enough for some customers.
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Old January 13th, 2022, 08:01 PM   #6
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I just upped my billable rate to $100/hr.
I'm thinking of quitting.
I'm miserable there.
That's cheap. Try $150.
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Old January 13th, 2022, 09:01 PM   #7
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$100 should be an adder to what the normal pay is.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 05:41 AM   #8
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Some years ago I took a project managemnt job with an OEM athrough I'm now back in the engineering department (officailly at least). I sometimes miss the variety that an integrator roll brings but I certainly don't miss the hassle that comes with it. I was chatting with a former colleague yesterday who is still an integrator and compared his Christmas/new year break to mine. He had three days off and spent the rest working long days on a machine upgrade while I had an 11 day break, spent time with my grandchildren and went to visit my elderly mother.

I can now plan things too. In short, I have a life now.

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Old January 14th, 2022, 06:28 AM   #9
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Just don't accept the job you hate, otherwise you risk ruining your reputation with a product that doesn't live up to your standards, and all because you tried to end it as soon as possible.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 07:39 AM   #10
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Old January 14th, 2022, 08:01 AM   #11
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Just don't accept the job you hate, otherwise you risk ruining your reputation with a product that doesn't live up to your standards, and all because you tried to end it as soon as possible.
This is good advice for any business.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 11:26 AM   #12
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All good advice.
But, the product is good.
I don't sacrifice quality.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 12:07 PM   #13
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The biggest problem, is I recently had throat cancer. The dr. cut out my tongue. This makes it a little difficult to get new customers.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 02:18 PM   #14
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The biggest problem, is I recently had throat cancer. The dr. cut out my tongue. This makes it a little difficult to get new customers.
So sorry to hear that.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 04:27 PM   #15
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