An ethical dilemma

All about maximizing your rewards!
Members share tips and tricks for getting the most miles, & points.
19 posts
saba
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:29 pm

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby saba » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:46 pm

That is so not cool, man. You help someone out and then ask them for money afterward for helping them? Jeez, with friends like you, who needs enemies?

If I were the friend, I'd be taken aback by someone asking for a commission after the fact.


Tubpbs
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 833
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:08 pm

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby Tubpbs » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:01 pm

saba wrote:That is so not cool, man. You help someone out and then ask them for money afterward for helping them? Jeez, with friends like you, who needs enemies?

If I were the friend, I'd be taken aback by someone asking for a commission after the fact.


You seem to have reading comprehension difficulties.
Amex - BCP, Platinum, Business Gold
BoA - BankAmericard Cash Rewards
Chase - Freedom, CSP, RC, Ink Plus
Citi - DC, Prestige
Discover - It

Nixon
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1078
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:12 am
Location: Great Southwest

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby Nixon » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:05 pm

saba wrote:That is so not cool, man. You help someone out and then ask them for money afterward for helping them? Jeez, with friends like you, who needs enemies?

If I were the friend, I'd be taken aback by someone asking for a commission after the fact.


You must be offended easy, then.
Image

User avatar
CarefulBuilder14
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 3756
Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 7:42 pm
Location: United States

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:05 pm

saba wrote:That is so not cool, man. You help someone out and then ask them for money afterward for helping them? Jeez, with friends like you, who needs enemies?

If I were the friend, I'd be taken aback by someone asking for a commission after the fact.

I don't think you actually read the entire thread...or even the entire first post. She insisted I keep it, so I didn't "ask" for anything. I was just wondering how much to pay her back (in a manner she could more comfortably accept).
Love: IHG, Platinum, Sallie Mae, AA Plat, CSP
Like: Discover, ED, BCE, Hyatt, Arrival, Freedom
Might drop: BrooksBros, Prestige (Costco PC?)
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold
Letting new accounts cool off since May
Really not sure what I'll add next or when

saba
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:29 pm

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby saba » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:10 pm

You asked how much of a commission you should take from a situation with a friend. That's just out there.
Last edited by saba on Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Nixon
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1078
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:12 am
Location: Great Southwest

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby Nixon » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:12 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
saba wrote:Whole thing is pretty sad

Friends cooperating to save money, with both benefiting?

What's the world coming to? :eek:

Apparently full price is the only right price.
Image

To My Credit
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed May 25, 2016 1:24 pm

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby To My Credit » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:19 pm

saba wrote:with friends like you, who needs enemies?
You mean friends like him that save you money?
Current cards: BankAmericard CR, BankAmericard BBR, Citi Double Cash, Chase Freedom, AmEx BCE, Discover It
Wishlist: US Bank Cash+

User avatar
CarefulBuilder14
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 3756
Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 7:42 pm
Location: United States

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:45 pm

saba wrote:You asked how much of a commission you should take from a situation with a friend. That's just out there.

Next you'll be saying I was wrong to make my grandmother kiss my feet outside an Admiral's Club for a guest pass. :ppp
Love: IHG, Platinum, Sallie Mae, AA Plat, CSP
Like: Discover, ED, BCE, Hyatt, Arrival, Freedom
Might drop: BrooksBros, Prestige (Costco PC?)
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold
Letting new accounts cool off since May
Really not sure what I'll add next or when

Silvervox325
Green Member
Green Member
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:49 am

Re: An ethical dilemma

Postby Silvervox325 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:47 pm

Speaking personally, I have a simple rule for situations like this:
Never profit off of friends.

TL;DR - BORING PERSONAL ANECDOTE INCOMING
This rule came about one time in college when I made a batch of tamales (which takes FOREVER) and offered to sell them to everyone in the office after a few people found out and begged me to sell them some. Asked $10 a dozen, when ingredients cost me about $5. Seemed pretty reasonable for the amount of labor involved. I later found out that one of the people that bought them from me had done so only because she felt obligated to since we were pretty close friends, and she ended up giving them away. In essence, I thought I was doing her a favor by selling some of the tamales I'd worked so hard on and she thought she was doing me a favor by buying them. Not sure why, but I felt disproportionately guilty about that, even though neither of us were really in the wrong and it was (even for broke college students) not very much money - thus the rule was born.

My line of reasoning is that if they're really your friend, they're worth the time/effort/money. If they're not your friend... $10 per dozen.



Return to “Rewards”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests