Help me understand: rounding
April 30, 2012 7:04 AM Subscribe
What logic is Harvest using to round up the hours I've spent on a project? And what should my general practice be regarding rounding?
posted by nostrich to work & money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm relatively new to contract work, and this is probably an utter no-brainer, but. I've been using Harvest to track time spent on a client project, and it rounds the time spent up to, in theory, the nearest 15 minutes. But when I view the detailed time breakdown of a project, for one example project, it shows I've logged 13.78 hours, but rounds it up to 15.75. I can't seem to figure out how it's finding 2 extra hours. It's screwing up my billing projections, and it also means I can't send an invoice through Harvest without manually changing figures.
And as a general question of etiquette, should I be rounding up? How much? And, if I do, should I tell my client? As far as I can tell, the only benefit of doing so is nice round numbers.