Wang: Why you bill 0.3 for a 0.1 phone call?

Paine: Phone calls break my flow so I add a cognitive overhead surcharge for switching tasks.


Secretary: You wrote “5.0 Meetings w/ Clients A, B, C”. What part of that time was spent with which client?

Stern: Hmm, I forget. Just divide equally and bill them each the same.


Schmidt: Why did this 1-page memo take two people 47 hrs to do?

Ass. A: I researched, drafted, and edited it.

Ass. B: I re-researched, re-drafted, and re-edited it.