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    Just had an email from a relative asking if I'd do her accountancy in return for a bottle of vodka. She is a sole trader, has a limited company and owns rental property so you can imagine how long it would all take. Return email with image of a barge pole pending. I did another relative's tax return last year for same price, just the once supposedly. This year, guess what, been asked again.

    IT too. More recent stuff an acquaintance's email, neighbour's internet. Was told a female acquaintance had asked a friend for my telephone number, was excited as she is a largish lady, just my type. Turns out she doesn't want my body, just some computer advice. Bah!!!

    Do you lot find your IT/accounting/business experience makes you prey?

    PS Solution. Say yes. Make a total cockup of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Just had an email from a relative asking if I'd do her accountancy in return for a bottle of vodka.
    I guess it depends on the bottle....


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    HMRC want 25% of that bottle of vodka.

    Re the large lady - tell her you will sort out her IT issues for a BJ. Though HMRC will want 25% of that too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Just had an email from a relative asking if I'd do her accountancy in return for a bottle of vodka. She is a sole trader, has a limited company and owns rental property so you can imagine how long it would all take. Return email with image of a barge pole pending. I did another relative's tax return last year for same price, just the once supposedly. This year, guess what, been asked again.

    IT too. More recent stuff an acquaintance's email, neighbour's internet. Was told a female acquaintance had asked a friend for my telephone number, was excited as she is a largish lady, just my type. Turns out she doesn't want my body, just some computer advice. Bah!!!

    Do you lot find your IT/accounting/business experience makes you prey?

    PS Solution. Say yes. Make a total cockup of it!
    Can you drink the vodka and then do the accountancy?
    Where there's muck there's brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Though HMRC will want 25% of that too....
    I'm sure he could send a payment on account.

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    My family think I am an international porn star. They don't ask for favours
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    You bunch of scrooges.

    I have people ask me to sort out their various computer issues. I just tell them my usual rate. Then I tell them my favourite tipples.

    That way, they're aware of how much I value myself, and I get to help my mates.
    Hmm. I'm beginning to suspect that you need to find all the packing the computer came in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    You bunch of scrooges.

    I have people ask me to sort out their various computer issues. I just tell them my usual rate. Then I tell them my favourite tipples.

    That way, they're aware of how much I value myself, and I get to help my mates.
    Do they insist you help remotely?
    Where there's muck there's brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrydidit View Post
    I'm sure he could send a payment on account.
    Be careful not to go overdrawn on the sperm bank....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    You bunch of scrooges.

    I have people ask me to sort out their various computer issues. I just tell them my usual rate. Then I tell them my favourite tipples.

    That way, they're aware of how much I value myself, and I get to help my mates.
    How much meths do you charge per hour?

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