This evening I took my cell phone bill from a month ago and seperated out business calls from personal calls while filing an expense report. I’ve never done this before because my cell bill has never gone more than $10 over the base rate when using it for business, and I just suck up that cost. However, this one went north of $300 over the base rate, so I’d like to recoup that expense.
I added up the number of minutes I spent on the phone for business related activities and it was over 18 hours. In a single month. That’s almost 1/8th of my time, nearly 1 hour of every work day. That really surprised me.