Should I receive the money or not?
August 14, 2008 1:48am CST
Yesterday I was at home just minutes after school when our neighbor called me to let her help configure her webcam (it has no driver installed and I fixed the prob). She went happy about the simple thing that I've done with her cam since her husband is in overseas and keeps on nagging her wife about her cam because he wanted to see his wife and his kid. She went so happy that she gave me a sum of money (I prefer not to disclose) and I really feel guilty about it. I can't deny it because she's getting mad when I'm rejecting her offer. I think I should not accepted it because I'm still a computer science student and I have no right to practice any computer repairs. Plus, it's so simple to do.
14 Aug 08
I did one like that when I was an elementary student. Someone told one of our neighbors that I'm good with computer stuffs. So they called me to fix the printer. And man I don't have any idea about HP printers then because I'm using a Canon. So they want me to install the cartridge and the printer. And I was hesitant at first but then went to do it because it wasn't that hard to figure out. So after the deed they gave me 50 Php (about $1.10) and I don't accept it at first, but then accepts it because they're also getting mad, and their reason is that with rewards like that, people will get encouraged to learn more and stuff. So I think it's fine. Don't feel so guilty, since you did her a favor, although I myself won't accept that. I'm a computer science graduate but still I don't consider myself having a right to practice computer repairs.
14 Aug 08
if it is freely given to you for your service, then there is nothing wrong to receive it. first, you did not ask for the money. second, you rendered a service that is valuable for her. third, the person insisted while you declined at first. there is no more reason not to receive the money. this is my opinion.