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Christian Gröber

I honestly don't feel too much like what you described - I know that I have the tendency to underestimate how long something might take me, so I just always go wa, way higher than that, so that I can be sure that I'll be done in the time I promised. Now, that might sound great, but I honestly believe that that's what cost me my last web development job. They went with someone else, and even though it took them just as long as I estimated it would take me, me saying it would actually take me that long tipped them off.