Jun 18, 2009
The Show Notes
Hats are awesome
Asking to get paid
Just finished ep 120, and have a question for George, this Cardinal Cormac should take a real look at ALL of the wars throughout history, and the fact that they based on religious differences and misunderstandings. Even this war that is happening in Iraq has in it\\\'s roots a fundamental lack of understanding the ways of Islam. A few bad apples can always spoil a party, and I\'d have to put Al-Quaeda in that bunch. Moreover, why can\\\'t the politicians listen to what Islam is telling them?
Anyway, talk about a moron to set an example for other morons to come. I\\\'d asked you a question about this a while back: How many times throughout history has Religion been used as an excuse for war, directly or indirectly?
Ah well, on to ep 121, you go, man GO!
One other note, the reCAPTHCHA actually put up the name of a very good Aussie beer, \\\"Kilkenny\\\".
Thanks for sharing
\\\"I was hiding under your porch because I love you...\\\"
I\\\'m glad to see I\\\'m not the only person who cried during \\\"Up.\\\" As one who has parents that dreamed of going to Hawaii, and who then lost his mother before that dream could be realized, and who now has a father that now lives sadly alone without his soul mate, I almost had to leave the theater after the opening segment of the movie. I only barely held it together to make it to the end.
For a while I was charging about 20% more than my hourly wage for contract work. But then I found out that was a lot less than the normal rate. But I also found out that three things happened when I started doubling my expected rate.
First, people seemed to take me more seriously. I was a professional, not an amateur who wanted to make money.
Second, they seemed happier about the end product and more forgiving of bugs. Finally, I was much more motivated to do work and to do quality work, or refer them to someone else if I didn\\\'t have the expertise. I attribute this to the \\\"Name Brand Effect,\\\" where people think something is more effective if it costs more. (More info available here.)
So my advice on how to charge people is to take what you\\\'d like to make and then double it. As long as you can act like you\\\'re worth it, you\\\'ll want to do a better job and they\\\'ll be happier with the end product.
I know exactly how you feel about asking to get paid. I have to price whole jewelry lines and sculptures that I make a price custom work and it\\\'s hell. Probably second only to doing my self-emplyment taxes
What do you (individually) get paid when you play for PFA? Take that number, add 15 percent for being a Renaissance man, and divide by 24. Bingo: an hourly rate to charge!
Digital versatile disc...in case you haven\\\'t received 10000 emails with that.
UP! was great. Made me cry several times...
And not a moment too soon!
Welcome back Carrie!
I saw Up! the other night. Brilliant storytelling with minimal words. Really astonishing movie making all around with some really funny bits (None of your mailman friends can save you now) Maybe there was something in my eyes. They kept tearing up and made me miss parts of the movie. :}
BTW, I found you the first time through Skepticality oh those many moons ago.
Yeah, I think I had something* in my eyes too when I was SQUIRREL!
* the size of a combine harvester
almost fourteen years ago
For my computer services, I charge $10/hr. I do not do it as a business, so $10/hr makes my time valuable while still being affordable. That said, I have a limited customer list.