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    Should I feel guilty?

    I mentioned in a previous thread that one of our cleaners had asked me to look at her Advent netbook. The HDD was totally knackered and I told her I could get a replacement on Ebay and, as the COA was rubbed away, I would probably have to get a replacement copy of Windows, so it would cost her in excess of 50. She said it wasn't worth it and next day gave me the netbook. I found an 80GB drive and with the help of a couple of members got XP Home running and now I have a nice little netbook. I gave the cleaner 30. Was I being fair? She seemed happy with the money.

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    I did exactly the same with a TA's laptop-but I didn't give her any money for it. I did spend ages getting some pictures off it for her though. The HDD was knackered and I bought a new one, bought a Win7 home licence and sold the whole thing to a friend for about 40 cheaper than she could get it on line.
    I did feel a bit guilty but I do enough for free so I told the TA I couldn't set it all up for her for less than 30 (I had got the pics off for free after all-and it wasn't an easy one, either) and with the cost of the licence and the HDD, she decided to chuck it.

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    Nice that people ask you guys. We have people who bring in personal PCs and laptops who expect us to fix them assuming it's our job. An old colleague put a fair bit of work into a lappy once after he told the guy he didn't have time to do it. Probably put in 3 - 4 hours, not even a thanks. I did laugh quite a lot when the staff member left the office and my colleague sat their open mouthed. Not even the token bottle of wine hahaha

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    PS don't feel guilty

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