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1745 Views 15 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  joe c
So when you've landed a huge (for you) contract do write some inventory management code for an accounting firm that plans on reselling your code and you need to create some demo code, don't put things you find humerous in it. Like don't hide "All your base are belong to us". Especially when its for a very fast growing fastfood chain where you'd never eat. They have no sense of humor.

Especially after they send you their recipe files and ingredient cost....

Anyone ever read the book "Fast Food Nation"? Their costs on the crap you buy from the pimply faced 17yr old over the counter are amazingly low. And I mean amazingly low. And you wonder why small farmers can't earn a living competing with the large argra-businesses...

That's all for now. Back to your beer drinking/fast food eating/TV watching. Your government wants you fat dumb and happy. Go back to watching reruns of Law & Order and Everyone loves Raymond. Your government needs you to prop up a faultering economy by not saving any of your money.

Spend, bitches, spend.

Consume, bitches, comsume.

That's really all for now. Honest.
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I'm not a pinko commie bastard. So stop thinking that before you think it.
I wouldn't know where to start on a project that size. Although I'm learning that some things I do for fun, some people are getting big money for.
I'm more of a pixel monkey than code monkey.
You start off with a product specification document. Then you go through it and decide how much time it'll take to do all the sections. Then you multiply that by your hourly rate and quote that to the customer. Its not as simple as that, but you get the idea.

You have to also add your Day of Defeat playing time to the quote. Don't forget that.
That's the difference between us schmoos and the doctors and lawyers....they charge for all that "thinking" time.
I just sent out a bill for 11hours for writing a product specification document. If you're giving business advice, charge for it. If you're spending time on a client, charge for it.
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