I am an independant consultant with my own business and I do not work for a temp agency. I have a support/development role with a client that insists "I need to be on-site everyday between 8a-5p and I can not work from home". I made a mistake and tried to accomodate her the last year, but as an independant, I have business responsibilities and other clients to assist. Last week I was out of town but was on call and she said "Your missing too many days"
I realize for all new clients I need to discuss these details up front, but they all try to push for that control, while I do my best work on my own time.
What would you do in my scenario?
On new jobs what do you say when they ask, "What is your schedule? When are you usually here?"