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Knowing the cost of a favour

Now i’m not one to keep track of favours but in recent times it has made me wonder if people know the actual cost of a favour?

We all do favours for people whether it be helping move house or helping with an event, what ever the favour there is always a cost. The problem i have is when people don’t know the cost of the favour or even the cost of what has gone into what someone has done. I don’t really think it is right to be like “I helped you move, normally i would charge $200 but for you it will cost nothing”. This is something everyone can do and everyone knows how much it would cost to hire someone for the day to move house. What i’m talking about something that takes training or a skill someone has that you don’t. For example i you have a mechanic friend (has a skill you don’t and has trained) and they fix your car, when you go pick it up don’t just brush off the work. Why not ask about it? Ask them how much time they spent on it and what they did to the car. This will help you get an understanding on what your friend has done for you. From there it is up to you how you pay back that friend.

Favours are a natural thing in the world and they can be very helpful but there are some things to remember:

  • It is something your friend is doing for free
  • It is natural for them to want to put paid work before your favour
  • If its free, don’t complain
  • Continually asking for favours might make your friend upset
  • Be open about asking what time and effort they put into it (sometimes friends spoil us)
  • No matter what it is or how you do it always give your friend credit (it might help their business)

Keeping these in mind won’t make you seem ungrateful

Until next time…

About Joshua Curci

Joshua Curci
I'm a very open person and a very honest person. You can ask me any question and I will answer it honestly but don't ask a question you don't want to know the answer to. My full name is Joshua Richard Curci and I am currently 22 years old. I love video games and movies and I keep up to date with all the new movies and video games. I also play basketball and I follow the NBA, NFL and AFL. I also love swimming and surfing and try to do both as much as I can. I love making effects tests which you can see on my portfolio page I do most of the videos for fun and not for a client but I only have limited hardware so my ideas don't come out like I envision them. I'm always looking for more projects and ideas ether voluntary or payed work but as I have already stated I have very limited hardware. If you need any info or want to contact me for anything then you can follow me bellow or contact me on my contact page.

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