SoccerGloves Posted January 8, 2010 Share Posted January 8, 2010 Hello! I'm looking for advice on standard php-employee payment. I'm a college student, and I have worked for a local business-man as a steady, per-hour employee for two years. I feel uneasy because I am not sure if I'm charging him a fair amount - what if he could pay a professional half what he pays me and get the same job done? He didn't seem concerned about it when I asked him, but I would like to know. I work on projects for 8 dollars an hour, but it takes me a long time to do things. In the end, I've been paid 4.3 thousand dollars to develop a web spider that does this: Logs into any one of 10 different websites. On each of those websites, the spider reaches several hundred pages. Each page within the site has the same basic layout. The spider looks through each page for several different pieces of data, and its search involves looping through tables. The data is important to the running of my employer's business, so it is well tested. If I know the information will meet a certain criteria, I'll make the spider check what it finds. Each of the websites, while somewhat similar, needed completely different spiders to be built for each one. The main spider is told what website to visit, and it hands off to the sub-spider responsible for that website. Looking back, I'm worried that it cost him much more money (and time) to hire me, as apposed a professional. Did he get the short end of the stick? Through these past two years, I've had to learn regular expressions, cURL, object oriented coding, and good practice, all from scratch. A lot of his time and money was certainly spent for me to learn these things before I could apply them, not to mention me needing to go back and re-do things because I made in-experienced mistakes.` I'm just looking for thoughts, thanks for taking the time to read! -SoccerGloves Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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