Imagine that Jed, Elmer and Bruno are Remilon freelance writers using the Work Tracker system. Read the following description of their work styles and consider whether each is using the Work Tracker system appropriately.
As Jed works, he switches from article to article and from writing to research within each article. He doesn't pay attention to the clock. When Jed goes to Work Tracker, he knows that he worked on 3 articles, so he allocates the time exactly evenly between the articles. He isn't sure how much he spent researching, so he divides each article's time 50/50 between writing and research.
As Elmer works, he keeps an eye on the clock from time to time and develops a general idea of approximately how much time he spent on each article. When he clocks out, he makes his best guess about dividing the time between the three articles he worked on and between writing and research for each article. He's confident that his answers are accurate to within about 10 minutes.
As Bruno switches from article to article and between writing and research, he uses a stopwatch and a notepad to keep track of how much time he spends on each task. When he clocks out, he has 207 minutes to allocate. He knows that he spent exactly 58 minutes on Article D (exactly 35% research), exactly 1 hour and 13 minutes on Article E (exactly 65% research) and exactly 1 hour and 8 minutes on Article F (exactly 55% research). This leaves 8 minutes as non-billable minutes, which he knows is precisely how long he took to eat a blueberry muffin as a break.
Please mark the names of the character or characters who are using Work Tracker the way we hope you will.
A. Jed B. Bruno C. Elmer D. Both Elmer and Bruno are correct, as long as the freelance writer is accurate to within 10 minutes and the time spent keeping track doesn t exceed 5 minutes per interval. E. Jed, Elmer and Bruno are all correct.
Both elmer and bruno are correct, as long as the freelance writer is accurate to within 10 minutes and the time spent keeping track doesn t exceed 5 minutes per interval.-if you find its more useful to jot down the actual times you spend starting and stopping a task or to use a time tracking solution (several types of these are available online), thats fine. the time you spend using these systems shouldnt exceed 5 minutes of a work interval, though. however, if youre able to track the time you spend on each task in your head, thats great too. as long as youre within 10 minutes of your actual start and stop times, its fine. however, simply dividing a work interval evenly between the articles you wrote and other tasks you performed doesnt give an accurate depiction of how youre actually spending your time.