- May 13, 2017
Indeed, I have a neighbor like that. He used XP and I kept telling him to upgrade, so he got a new laptop with 10, I spent hours preparing it for him and the next day, he was still using XP, because 10 was too complicated for him and to this day, he still uses XP for banking and such and he keeps calling me, that XP can not connect his wireless printer, router and etc.I've had this situation more than once & if the person isn't bothered then I'm not - I've spent hours sorting PC's out only to have them mess up with stupidity etc - I now charge or refuse to spend good time if they aren't bothered of learning some basics, there are exceptions but on the whole I stick to my new system, it took many years to get to this point but here I am.
IT services charges $50+ per hour, it can be like $250 per hour, if it includes malware cleanup and reinstall. So if people do not value your work, let them get it evaluated elsewhere.