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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...

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

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Luis Alonso Ramos9-Jun-04 9:34
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In high school I was taking a programming class (VB Mad | :mad: ) and the teacher assigned a little project (choose one out of two) due a week later. I could program then, but nobody else could, so everybody started asking me to "help" them (help=do it all for me.)

So I decided I would charge about $10 US for the easier and $15 for the more difficult. I said I would have no mercy even with those who were very close friends of mine. One project, I remember, was filling a combo box with a list of colors, and changing the form background as the list selection changed. Each project took me around 15 minutes at most.

I made over $200 that week! A very close friend of mine refused to pay me and said he would find someone else to help him. Half an hour before turning in the project, he came to me, 10 dollars on his hand, and ask me to do it for him. Smile | :)

-- LuisR

  Luis Alonso Ramos
  Chihuahua, Mexico
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