Originally Posted by donetao
Hi James! Getting rich has nothing to do with this. I'm sorry, I do not understand the donations. In the beginning the malware training was a good thing, but IMHO it has grown into a bunch of conceited big EGO's, who think they are the only ones that can clean a infected PC because they spent a year in some malware college.
I agree, and from the quote above it sounds like the course is meant to be for those who want to help people on a voluntary basis, I understand it takes time, but helping someone and then trying to blag money out of them is a little distasteful...
As for being paid...
You ever heard that thing about musicians?
Where the guy getting married calls up a musicians union and "says how much for a band?"
the rep on the phone says "two grand"
then the guy is like "WTF?! 2k for music? who do you think you are?"
so the rep says, "Tell you what, call the plumbers union, ask then a price for six plumbers to do a call out 6 till midnight on a Saturday, we'll do it for half whatever they say!"
I guess what I'm trying to say is, if I help a guy online, or if I help a friend at their house or via email I do it because I want to. Not because I want something.
And, without being conceited or big headed about it, my "day rate" for fixing IT stuff runs to more than 40 bucks or a home made biscuit!
Or to put it a nicer way, if I've ever helped a person when I'm at work, well that's the time to show appreciation by paying me.
If I spent my free time helping someone then the best thing to do is pay it forward, -take that information and help someone else, stick around here and add to the community.