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Acquaintances that want your work for free
#31
RE: Acquaintances that want your work for free
I don't have this problem. I don't really have friends or acquaintances in the first place. And i have no problem saying no regardless of how bad their needs are or how much they pay me.
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#32
RE: Acquaintances that want your work for free
I'm still miffed about the time I was on vacation from my IT job, and someone from work called. She was the mother of one of my daughter's friends, which is how she got my home number. I was not impressed. I can't remember exactly what I said on the phone, but I didn't go out of my way to be particularly helpful to her.

Because I hate the idea of someone not getting paid for their work and their knowledge, I try to pay market price if I hire an acquaintance to do some work. A small discount is nice, but I never ask for one.
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#33
RE: Acquaintances that want your work for free
(March 10, 2017 at 6:15 am)Little lunch Wrote: I have a cousin who's a mechanic, one who's a panel beater, one who's an electrician, my nephew is an apprentice builder, but at the moment I need someone who can write in Spanish, and....damn I'm broke at the moment. :-)

Sorry. My Spanish is limited to 'Café con leche, Por favor.' You're welcome to use it if, you know, you need a cup of coffee in Madrid or something.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#34
RE: Acquaintances that want your work for free
(March 11, 2017 at 6:36 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Sorry.  My Spanish is limited to 'Café con leche, Por favor.'  You're welcome to use it if, you know, you need a cup of coffee in Madrid or something.

Boru

Here's another one for you.  'Quiero chingar el culo de tu madre,' you know, in case you have to use the bathroom there.
Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own - Bertrand Russell
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#35
RE: Acquaintances that want your work for free
(March 11, 2017 at 8:41 am)Faith No More Wrote:
(March 11, 2017 at 6:36 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Sorry.  My Spanish is limited to 'Café con leche, Por favor.'  You're welcome to use it if, you know, you need a cup of coffee in Madrid or something.

Boru

Here's another one for you.  'Quiero chingar el culo de tu madre,' you know, in case you have to use the bathroom there.

ROFLOL
"Hipster is what happens when young hot people do what old ladies do." -Exian
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#36
Acquaintances that want your work for free
I'll have to remember that one.
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