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Why the Concept of Billable Time is Bad for Creativity

I have worked at companies that had billable goals and at companies that did not have billable goals. I find that I work much longer hours when I do not have a billable goal. It may be a psychological ploy but if you have to work by the hour on various projects and you are in a position in which you do not get paid overtime then any hours that you are not billable seem wasted hours. Conversely, if I am paid a flat rate of 40 hours per week then every hour of the day seems as valuable as the next hour of the day and I find myself working again 12 to 16 hour days because I want to get the project done and move onto the next project.

SWMM 3, 4 References

Huber, W. C., J. P. Heaney, S. J. Nix, R. E. Dickinson, and D. J. Polmann, 1984. Storm Water Management Model. User's Manual Ver. III, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Huber, W. C. and R. E. Dickinson, 1988, Storm Water Management Model. User's Manual Ver. IV, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.