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gabypulido
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Client wants me to input Bonus

I finished a rush job in 7 hours and 20 minutes. Client said he would pay for the remaining 22 hours and 40 minutes as bonus. I'm not sure how to do this myself. I have two options: keep my time tracker on for that whole duration even if I'm not working on the job, or I manually add it to the diary (which I'm not really sure how to do).

Please help!

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was that for last week or this week? You can't add hours to last week, but you can tell your client to pay you a bonus for the extra hours via the "Make a payment" option on the contract. Just calculate the amount and tell him.

 

Or you could add the time manually to this week.

 

Go to My Jobs - Work Diary and click on "add manual time" -but you can't do that until late tonight or tomorrow, as you need enough hours in the day to do it (you can only add to this week, and not for time that hasn't happened yet.

 

 

 

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designiaa3921
Community Member

I would suggest two points: -

1. Let the timer run and you keep on working.

2. Ask the client to post another project and pay you the remaining hours.

 

Both the points will help you with boost to rank and ID.

 

Good Luck.

petra_r
Community Member


@gabrielle P wrote:

I finished a rush job in 7 hours and 20 minutes. Client said he would pay for the remaining 22 hours and 40 minutes as bonus.


 Why in the world would you expect to be paid for 40 hours when it took you 7 hours 20 minutes to do the work? What "remaining" hours?

 

When you do an hourly contract, you get paid for the hours you worked. No more.

 

I attached a picture of what I meant by remaining hours. Client was very happy with work and told me specifically to input all the remaining hours of the work week (in that case, 22 hours and 40 minutes of it) so he can pay for it.

I attached a picture of what I meant by remaining hours. Client was very happy with work and told me specifically to input all the remaining hours of the work week (in that case, 22 hours and 40 minutes of it) so he can pay for it.

 

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was that for last week or this week? You can't add hours to last week, but you can tell your client to pay you a bonus for the extra hours via the "Make a payment" option on the contract. Just calculate the amount and tell him.

 

Or you could add the time manually to this week.

 

Go to My Jobs - Work Diary and click on "add manual time" -but you can't do that until late tonight or tomorrow, as you need enough hours in the day to do it (you can only add to this week, and not for time that hasn't happened yet.

 

 

 

This is for this week. Alright, I'll update my work diary late tomorrow then. Thanks for the help, Petra! ๐Ÿ™‚

Petra,

She isn't expecting, the client offered. Big Difference and to answer the question, Manual add time!

You found a great client, I'd love to have my hourly rate x's 22 hours as a bonus $670.00.

bstojadinovic
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Gabrielle,

Your client can issue a bonus payment at any moment or you can add your time as manual hours if the client has allowed this on your contract. Keep in mind that both cases are not protected under our Hourly Protection for Freelancers. Please, discuss this with your client! Thank you!

~ Bojan
Upwork

Hi Bojan,

Since in my case its 22 hours and 40 minutes, how do I add that manually on the work diary? Not sure how, and scared that I might delete the hours that I've really used the Upwork time tracker on. Would appreciate the help!

It would be better for him to pay you as a bonus. That's what the bonus system is for. Manual hours are supposed to represent hours worked, and you haven't actually worked those hours.


@Richard W wrote:

It would be better for him to pay you as a bonus. That's what the bonus system is for. Manual hours are supposed to represent hours worked, and you haven't actually worked those hours.


 Ultimately it makes no difference, neither are protected. If it saves the client time and trouble, why not do it that way?


@Petra R wrote:

@Richard W wrote:

It would be better for him to pay you as a bonus. That's what the bonus system is for. Manual hours are supposed to represent hours worked, and you haven't actually worked those hours.


 Ultimately it makes no difference, neither are protected. If it saves the client time and trouble, why not do it that way?


The difference (if I'm not mistaken) is that manual hours are shown as hours worked in the freelancer's profile.

 


@Richard W wrote:

@Petra R wrote:

@Richard W wrote:

It would be better for him to pay you as a bonus. That's what the bonus system is for. Manual hours are supposed to represent hours worked, and you haven't actually worked those hours.


 Ultimately it makes no difference, neither are protected. If it saves the client time and trouble, why not do it that way?


The difference (if I'm not mistaken) is that manual hours are shown as hours worked in the freelancer's profile.


 So?

Petra,

 

This strikes me as a more fundamental issue than whether hours not worked are shown in the hours-worked history.

 

On the one hand, I agree that things should be made easy for clients. In this case, Upwork has done so, no? On the other, I simply cannot imagine an upside to encouraging any contractor to manually report time not worked as time worked. Is this not the point you were making in your initial response?

 

Best,

Michael


@Douglas Michael M wrote:

This strikes me as a more fundamental issue than whether hours not worked are shown in the hours-worked history.

 

On the one hand, I agree that things should be made easy for clients. In this case, Upwork has done so, no? On the other, I simply cannot imagine an upside to encouraging any contractor to manually report time not worked as time worked. Is this not the point you were making in your initial response?


 If the client wants to "pay her for the remaining hours" there is no harm done.

The client wasn't suggesting to pay her a bonus, but "hours"

 

My point was that she shouldn't expect to get paid for hours not worked, before she clarified that  this was the client's idea and the client wants her to get that money.

 

My point was that either way she is going to get unprotected payment for hours not actually worked.

In the overall scheme of things she gains nothing (meaningful) if she is paid one way over the other and the manual time method means the cient doesn't have to bother with a process that can be avoided.

 

I get what you're saying, I just don't get why it's a big deal. Maybe because I have so many Upwork hours that they have become entirely meaningless to me. Whether I have 12,000 or 7,000 ... it's all "lots" - maybe it does make a difference when someone has 20 whether they have 50 or 10, heaven knows.

 

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