shino at panix.com
Sun Jul 11 14:53:00 UTC 2010
On 07/11/2010 10:34 AM, Amedee Van Gasse wrote:
> On 11-07-10 05:15, NoOp wrote:
>> I stopped supporting Windows for my clients six months ago but still
>> maintain Win for my relatives et al. Performing what would be simple
>> changes in Ubuntu on WinXP brought home why I stopped supporting paying
> Why do you support your relatives for free?
> My niece is with the police but she doesn't let me park on the wrong
> places for free. I have a nephew who is an engineer at a petrochemical
> company but he doesn't give me fuel for free. My sister is a nurse at a
> psychiatric clinic but she doesn't get me free drugs. So I'll ask again,
> why would my IT services be free?
> If you don't ask money for your services, however low it may be, then at
> least ask for a service in return. For example if they are a plummer or
> a construction worker. Because if you don't ask anything in return, they
> will value your services as worthless. Which makes you worthless.
> Something that you don't want, I guess.
> On the other hand if you ask something in return then your relatives
> will respect you.
> Anyway if you help your relatives for free then you are also poisoning
> the market for other IT services who would otherwise have made a small
> profit if you weren't available.
> My two cents.
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