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January 16, 2016

Professionals should not work for free. Ever.

I just finished a moderately difficult personal and sensitive legal project for an physician friend about my vintage (who does well for himself) that I could not comfortably delegate to anyone. I was assured (by a lawyer friend of his, no less) it would take roughy an hour of my time but no more.

I finished it last night. Better than expected outcome. It took over 5 hours and the work was of course done at a level I would have done for GE, Alcoa or Balfour Beatty. Just got a note from this gentlemen that said in part "If I can ever return the favor, let me know!"

Yes, you can, Skippy.

How about payment for just one billable hour at our rate for small business, non-profits and other street people? WTF.

Posted by JD Hull at January 16, 2016 11:14 PM


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