anybody have tips or tricks?

I’m specifically interested in estimating hours of labor to do a given skilled task … I’m one of those “time isn’t real” people, have definite time blindness and the like.

personally I think I’m just gonna have to sit down and develop some kind of formula out of BS and guesswork, and then use it every time I need to estimate for a proposal, track its performance and amend it as necessary.

this post brought to you by the project where I am going over budget despite multiplying my initial estimate x3 (and having that accepted).