apropos of nothing: do not ever. EVER. do technical work for a flat rate. anyone offering you this is trying to do a screwjob on you, no ifs ands or buts.
@dankwraith good advice
@dankwraith by flate rate do you mean like. x amount of money for deliverable
@er1n yeah, milestone or deliverable based payment. software is hard to predict and full of pitfalls so anyone offering you this is just trying to shunt risk onto you
@dankwraith yeah i know this well bc im currently trapped in a milestone-based contract
@dankwraith what do you recommend instead? Pay by hour?
@professor_stoke or by the day, yeah
@dankwraith word. I tried doing technical work but I felt too bad charging for dealing with technical issues so I just ended up burning myself out
@dankwraith flat rate has been the industry standard for auto mechanics for decades and every single one of them will tell you that they get fucked by it
@dankwraith if you've ever wondered why nothing on a car gets rebuilt anymore it's because flat rate makes it literally not worth their time
@BDA sounds about right
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