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Posted 6/27/17

prh99 wrote:

Unless it's charity, family, or close friends absolute not and even then I may not if it'd be a big hassle.


Same.
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LOL
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Posted 6/27/17 , edited 6/27/17
i volunteer weekly at a soup kitchen/ food bank, we cook three course meals for the homeless normally soup, a main meal and than desert, we also hand out groceries going up to a hundred dollars worth of food, the amount of food depends on what items we have, the amount of people in a family. i get nothing out of this expect knowing that i'm helping those less fortunate, we also help low income earners. I do consider volunteering to be working if it is routinely and continuous
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Posted 6/29/17 , edited 6/29/17

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Actually, work does not require payment. And "volunteer work" is a real phrase that people use.


https://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Awork
work (v.) - be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a purpose or result, especially in one's job; do work.


if someone asks you this--- Do you work ?

what do you think they are implying ?



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Yeah, I usually do a post with each season change on the Facebook Group and staple up a flyer-of-sort on the community board at the clubhouse letting people know of things that I'm willing to do during that season. Before I was in this neighborhood, I would post something in the lobby of my old apartment building (free computer repair, vacuum repair, etc). It's just how I was designed, I guess.

Yep, that Stack Overflow! I've been around since the early days there. I've jumped around from topic to topic. I focus on programming (C++, C#, Javascript [before and after the jQuery/Bootstrap/Angular fad hit], CSS, Assembly, and Rails) but jumped to other hobbies that I have a fair amount of knowledge on too (Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc).

And yeah, that's me! I used to have the user title of "Gets It!" but it was removed to avoid any confusion with a mod (all non-moderator users got their titles removed to my knowledge). The anime character was my own creation. He was holding a bass (which is the main instrument I play).


I got the chance to through your posts in other threads. I guess you are one of the few. The people in the volunteer group i was with are either the elderly or middle adulthood age people driving luxury cars.

You will often volunteer your time when you don't have to worry about work as much as the next guy (bills to pay, etc.)
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Posted 6/29/17

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staphen wrote:



Actually, work does not require payment. And "volunteer work" is a real phrase that people use.


https://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Awork
work (v.) - be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a purpose or result, especially in one's job; do work.


if someone asks you this--- Do you work ?

what do you think they are implying ?


I wouldn't have a clue what they're implying without context. I'm also not sure what you're implying. It should go without saying, but the question being asked here is, "Would you work for free?" Do you honestly think that the OP had meant to ask whether people would provide labor for payment for free? What the hell does that even mean?
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if it was something i enjoy then i would mind do some volunteer/free work but if was just something i don't enjoy or see any benefit come out of it then i probably wouldn't. for example i use to volunteer almost every year at a local haunted house that raises money for the science education facility that hosts it i enjoyed it and i also liked helping those people out but when it switched to another place i didn't help out since it wasn't as fun nor was it helping something i felt like supporting.
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Posted 6/29/17
Not in the example.

and if someone declares their idea as groundbreaking and going to make bajillions, it probably won't... and if they can't front the cash it needs, then doubly it won't.

On the other hand, time is.... Well, time is really what it's all about. I try to use some of my time to convert it into money so I can live. outside of that, my time is mine to spend as i choose.

i'll take on projects or problems that I find appealing, interesting, challenging, or that I like because of altruistic reasons. THOSE i'll do free and probably even spend money on. But I also get to call the shots.

That's my caveat: My free time, my way.
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Hell no.
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Posted 6/29/17
No, if referring to the example in the original post. I have had many a pretty "blogger" contact my shop asking for free antiques and jewelry to use in their posts for "exposure". The thing that always amused me was the lack of actual views on their pages. There's no exposure if they aren't being viewed. It never stops people from asking though.

I do some various work for people for free though. Usually it's something accounting/tax or business related, but the work never goes unappreciated, and it's almost always enjoyable since I'm helping someone out. Time is valuable, but so is being a good person. It's just good to know when someone is really taking advantage of you, which is pretty obvious in the original post.
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I was offered a percentage of the company as well to write someone a site. I declined and said I only accept cash. I told them if they get big enough to make a nice profit then great, but I'm not wasting my time on what could be.
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Posted 6/30/17 , edited 6/30/17

staphen wrote:


I wouldn't have a clue what they're implying without context. I'm also not sure what you're implying. It should go without saying, but the question being asked here is, "Would you work for free?" Do you honestly think that the OP had meant to ask whether people would provide labor for payment for free? What the hell does that even mean?


really ? you will not understand if someone asked you "Do you work ?" interesting...

I'm pretty sure the OP is implying as such. the screenshots ? Some guy wanted another person to work for him for free (for "exposure")


as for the meaning of work you used-- i'm guessing Google took it from oxford dictionaries

1.1-- i hope we don't have to go over the meaning of "employed" as well

i guess it's up to the individual.. since i'm sure some will consider brushing their own teeth as work...

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/work



https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/volunteer
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


staphen wrote:


I wouldn't have a clue what they're implying without context. I'm also not sure what you're implying. It should go without saying, but the question being asked here is, "Would you work for free?" Do you honestly think that the OP had meant to ask whether people would provide labor for payment for free? What the hell does that even mean?


really ? you will not understand if someone asked you "Do you work ?" interesting...

I'm pretty sure the OP is implying as such. the screenshots ? Some guy wanted another person to work for him for free (for "exposure")


as for the meaning of work you used-- i'm guessing Google took it from oxford dictionaries

1.1-- i hope we don't have to go over the meaning of "employed" as well

i guess it's up to the individual.. since i'm sure some will consider brushing their own teeth as work...

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/work

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/volunteer


The OP may have been expecting people to simply agree with him that "people wanting something for free" is tiresome, but then he shouldn't have started by asking the broader question of, "Would you work for free?" And if he hadn't, the responses to this topic would have been a lot less diverse and a lot less interesting.

The second definition of volunteer in the link that you provided explicitly states "work for an organization without being paid". If the definition of work implied that the object doing the labor must receive payment, then that definition of volunteer would have to be a direct contradiction. It simply doesn't make sense to believe that the term work is equivalent to "providing labor for payment" because there are many situations where people do not use it that way. End of story.
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Poor Dad Rich Dad, the answer is in the book
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If i have to help a friend or such, yeah.
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