The company I work for is allowing me to branch off and do some web development. Unfortunately when I started web design work I didn't have any policies in place. We've ran into an issue and I wanted to see how your companies would handle it:
When I started working on this particular website, it took me about 1.5 hours to download all of their existing files. I recorded this in my time spreadsheet as non-billable time. After I turned in my time sheet, the person in charge of accounting said we should bill for this time since it was time spent using the company's computer. I didn't feel right about this because it wasn't like I was sitting there waiting for the download to finish...I was doing other things while the files were downloading. I asked my wife who used to work for a web development company in Austin how they would have handled it. She said they would bill for 15 mins at their normal rate. She said that there was time spent setting up FTP even though it may have been 2 or 3 mins. I was ok with this, but our accountant is still pushing to find out how "other" companies would handle this and I wanted to see what y'all thought.
Thanks for any advice,