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Do friends and family ask you to fix their computer problems?   [Edit]

Survey period: 7 Jun 2004 to 13 Jun 2004

Many of us are developers, not hardware or third party software specialists. Even so...

OptionVotes% 
Yes, constantly89458.93
Yes, occasionally55436.52
Not any more563.69
No, never130.86



 
GeneralIt's give and take Pin
DiWa7-Jun-04 6:11
DiWa7-Jun-04 6:11 
GeneralHuman Nature Pin
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 4:10
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 4:10 
GeneralRe: Human Nature Pin
Gary Wheeler7-Jun-04 4:19
Gary Wheeler7-Jun-04 4:19 
GeneralRe: Human Nature Pin
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 4:36
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 4:36 
GeneralRe: Human Nature Pin
Gary Wheeler7-Jun-04 5:07
Gary Wheeler7-Jun-04 5:07 
GeneralRe: Human Nature Pin
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 6:48
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 6:48 
GeneralRe: Human Nature Pin
Michael Dunn7-Jun-04 13:34
sitebuilderMichael Dunn7-Jun-04 13:34 
GeneralThe hairstylist policy Pin
Gary Wheeler7-Jun-04 3:22
Gary Wheeler7-Jun-04 3:22 
One of my wife's relatives is a hairstylist. At a family outing last year, we compared notes. She gets requests for free haircuts from friends and family, just like I get requests for free IT services. She finally had to set a policy: no freebies while she was at work (they actually tried this), and no freebies after hours unless you asked nicely and in advance. A gratuity for her time and trouble (babysitting, for example) is A Good Thing.

My policy is similar. I answer e-mails pretty quickly, but everything else is at my convenience. My mother-in-law routinely has a batch of cookies Big Grin | :-D or something similar waiting whenever she needs me to do something. Now, if I just figure out some more things she needs me to do... Roll eyes | :rolleyes:


Software Zen: delete this;
GeneralRe: The hairstylist policy Pin
Gary Wheeler7-Jun-04 4:15
Gary Wheeler7-Jun-04 4:15 
GeneralNot so much Pin
Colin Angus Mackay7-Jun-04 3:16
Colin Angus Mackay7-Jun-04 3:16 
GeneralRe: Not so much Pin
Aaron Eldreth7-Jun-04 16:02
Aaron Eldreth7-Jun-04 16:02 
GeneralRe: Not so much Pin
Colin Angus Mackay8-Jun-04 2:09
Colin Angus Mackay8-Jun-04 2:09 
GeneralRe: Not so much Pin
Aaron Eldreth8-Jun-04 3:53
Aaron Eldreth8-Jun-04 3:53 
GeneralPromise but don't do Pin
Member 2941087-Jun-04 3:08
Member 2941087-Jun-04 3:08 
GeneralRe: Promise but don't do Pin
Maximilian Hänel7-Jun-04 3:10
Maximilian Hänel7-Jun-04 3:10 
GeneralRe: Promise but don't do Pin
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 6:49
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 6:49 
GeneralRe: Promise but don't do Pin
Nitron7-Jun-04 7:38
Nitron7-Jun-04 7:38 
GeneralI have a HW lab here... :P Pin
Oz Solomon7-Jun-04 2:33
Oz Solomon7-Jun-04 2:33 
GeneralRe: I have a HW lab here... :P Pin
Oz Solomon7-Jun-04 10:03
Oz Solomon7-Jun-04 10:03 

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