Task "wall clock" time vs. "setting up" time

Just a general comment: I’ve found that (for me, at least) some tasks can burn as much as three or four minutes of “wall clock” time during the “setting up” phase of the task. That’s not a huge amount of time compared to the full sixty minutes of course, but if you’re trying to knock out the task quickly (say in ten/fifteen minutes or less) to try and grab the maximum bonus points then three or four minutes is significant. It would seem (again, to me at least) that the “wall clock” shouldn’t start until all task resources are appropriately configured and running and you can then see the task statement and begin work. As these tasks get more complex and the setup time takes longer that initial setup time burn may get to be much more significant.

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