Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
# 2:00:00 PM:

A little favour

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Keep in mind, everyone, that when you ask a friend or acquaintance who makes a living in professional services (writing, edting, music, translation, law, medicine, dentistry, etc.) for a "little favour," you're actually asking them to do a bit of work for free. They may be happy to do it, but that's still what you're asking of them. And, since (in general) you're asking for help with something in which you don't have expertise, you may not understand how much free work you're requesting.

All this is just a bit of back-story to explain why your wonderful professional friends might (politely, I hope) say no.


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