I have a client who only wants tiny updates here and there that take under an hour to accomplish. We have no formal agreement that either one of us has signed but we have agreed on an hourly rate. I got the job through an old high school friend who works for my client, and he is the person who gives me the jobs through his boss. He recently asked me to do something that might take a couple minutes and so he thinks writing a check for "a couple of bucks" doesn't seem worth it.
I haven't responded but my first inkling was to say that anything up the first hour would be the full hourly rate. I usually keep track of hours after that in increments of half hours. I was curious as to some of your policies when it comes to prorating an hourly rate. Is it wrong of me to want the full rate for the first hour?