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How much work do you do for free ?

By rtobin.itsupport ·
Hi Guys,

Just throwing this out there to see what is everyone else's opinion.

How much work do you do for free ?

Whether its helping a friend setup a pc or calling out to one of your users homes to help them with their home pc,etc

Personally I would do a lot a work for free, generally I dont charge home users unless its something serious that will involve me buying replacement parts,etc

Just curious...

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Immediate family and close friends

by Brenton Keegan In reply to How much work do you do f ...

Immediately family and close friends only. These close friends have to be good friends and not friends because they want favor. Only the kind of friends that would do the same if the shoe was on the other foot.

One thing that really bugs me is that people will want tech support and expect that 10 dollars or free lunch at mcdonalds is enough compensation. I mean really? Even the smallest job takes about 2 hours.

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Some Family

by marie.truman In reply to How much work do you do f ...

I only work on my parent's computer for free. But, they really don't require much work until my mom wants a new computer. But hey they raised me and still feed me! However, my brother is no longer allowed to use their computer as it's a guarantee I'll need to fix it.

For that matter not only will I not work on my brother's computer for free I won't even do it for payment. Now that he's banned from my parent's computer I think he actually might take his someplace to get it fixed.

I also voluntarily maintain a non-profit website. I enjoy doing this and use it as a way to learn and improve my web design skills.

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to How much work do you do f ...

I may not get paid money, but I have spent time. Meaning that there is a negative cost in the way of time spent for any service I provide for which I do not charge.
No such thing as free.

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Only the members of my church

by JackOfAllTech In reply to How much work do you do f ...

If they can afford it, they pay for parts. Otherwise, they wait until I can afford the part.

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