While surely time clocks worked well for an assembly line worker, I have always found the push to clock my hours similarly rather annoying and this puncher makes me froth with rage. It's all sorts of wrong to force a creative person to work on an hourly basis. First, if I am able to solve something quicker, am I to earn less...? Worse, if I take a long time, perhaps even miss a deadline then you are to pay me more?? Second, this presumes there are hours when I am working and hours when I am not. Puh-leeze. I am not paid for the hours when I am actually typing the solution into an editor, I am paid to come up with solutions to problems. There are (at least) twenty reasons best ideas come in the shower. Shower works but I have also made breakthroughs on tough problems while exercising, eating and wandering the streets (and if you think all the above has something to do to get yourself into a special mental state then you might not be wrong. Is this flow, again?). Can we just switch to per project fees, please? It's not like the client does not budget per project or we are not planning on spending X hours on this project (and Y income), anyways. Get real, everyone and leave the punch clock behind already and most definitely do not invent a portable one for $deity's sake.
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