Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the 300

ya been a lil late on my most recent post...been a bit busy. lots o good stories, but thas for later.

so i billed 300+ hours last month. AND the month before. almost there this month. last month i actually billed 386 hours, i think there were like 10 nonbillablses.  just thinking about it, that's fucking crazy.  until this year, id never cracked 300 and never thought i wd. but i was basically slammed. mostly meetings with clients for multiple deals that were all very active and trying to get things done, some traveling etc. everyday working. but u know what? the poin of this post is not to gripe or bitch bout any of that shit. cuz not all billable hours are the same. for example, let's consider each of the following one-hours:
  • working diligently on some document at the office
  • working semi-diligently on some document at the office while watching youtube
  • working on some document at home in front of the TV
  • sleeping on a plane to a meeting
  • in the car to a meeting
  • negotiating a contract
  • listening in on a con call
  • 'listening' in on a con call
  • executing a fucking crazy deal at 4AM while ur chasing auditors, local counsel etc trying to price or close something
  • playing on ur bb in a meeting 
  • sitting in a massage chair at the printer while eating ice cream
you get the picture.  not all billables are born equally basically. with that said though, 300+ hours is kind of ridiculous in concept.  however, for me, that 300+ month was not so bad. when some poeple found out they balked at how i managed to stil be functioning, let alone in good spirits...let alone playing tennis in the middle of the day, going to the gym, sleeping in on weekend, etc.  part of this is attitude - as you can prolly tell, i dont take my job that seriously.  the other part is about the type of work.  in fact, in even a normal month, if i have a terrible pricing or closing or some other cap mkts piece of shit that goes on to the wee hours of the night -- and im resolved to staying up all night rolling out a roll of perfectly brown monkey shit that stinks worse than the crap that comes out of my ass to bake some monkey shit cookies for all the retarded bankers clowns who will never look at the crap again -- i find this one week of donkey entertainment worse than a whole month of 300+ hours of meetings, traveling, etc. you still dont have a lot of time, but at least i get enouh sleep, and on the upside, u can push off prety much anything that comes ur way. and then all ur bosses thnk ur doin a greatastic job.

so what's my point? stay away from shit work, steer towards the good stuff. not all 300s are the same, some 300s can be...well...fucking badass.


  1. AnonymousMay 31, 2011

    CML...don't give up!

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