time auditing ideas?
Earlier today I read an article that addresses that wonderful question "Where did my day go? What did I do all day?" Their solution: a time audit. Keep a running record of what you did all day.
I'm starting a new job tomorrow that is through a consulting company, so I've got to keep track of how much time I spent doing billable work and how much time doing non-billable work (like attending new employee orientation). At the end of the day, all I really need to do is put my hours in their time tracking website, but I'd feel a whole lot better if I could prove how beneficial I've been to them.
Anyone have any suggestions or ideas for this kind of thing? Right now I'm thinking of just using paper and putting the date and then the time and what I am working on whenever I start something new.
Any suggestions for applications to keep track of this? If I do end up sticking with the paper version, should I keep work stuff and non-work stuff split up?