Long Hours

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jeff chiles
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Re: Long Hours

Post by jeff chiles » Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:48 pm

Likely fine, to the extent you can get an idea of what counts as billable that could be helpful.

At my old small firm, the expectation was 1650 (or around that) but it really only counted hours billed and collected. Hours that client wouldn’t pay (either by billing arrangement or being cheap), pro Bono, marketing, admin stuff like doing interviews, etc. did not count but were unavoidable.

I probably recorded about 1900-2000 hours total across those categories to end around 1700 for a year. So unless they have a really crappy way of counting time you should be ok. At no point was I overwhelmed or feeling over worked and most days I was recording 7.5+ hours even if not all of that ultimately counted.

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