Consulting for former company?Locked
A few months ago I worked full-time as a helpdesk assistant for a small company. There were only two of us in the department and my manager (the director) was hired after me, so from day one he came to me with questions about how things ran, where things were, what passwords were, etc. Being new, and being fairly inexperienced myself, I let this go on for a few months before I realized that my once helpdesk job had grown to encompass nearly everything ? network and sys administration, security, off-hours monitoring and maintenance, etc (as I?m sure many of you are familiar with), and of course without the pay or recognition to go with it. I brought this up to the director several times with no result, and in the end I left for another job with less responsibility and higher pay. I still occasionally consult on the side for my former company, generally doing hardware maintenance and the like, but my manager continues to email me constantly with questions about how to do things, what passwords are, how various things are configured, things that as the director, he really should have known in the first place. It has been about two months since I left, and I am still getting several emails a day. I do not mind answering these, but how long should I let this go on? My question is this: do I owe it to my former company to continue to answer these questions, or can/should I start charging him for my answers? (I currently do not.) If I am to start billing the company, what kind of a rate should I charge? I?ve never been in a situation like this before and would appreciate any advice ? thanks!