Why Buy the Cow? (Weekend Poll)By: wheatmeister
Have you ever been given a calling that capitalized on your professional skills? What about one that required you to do for free what you normally charge for? Some professions are more easily exploited than others: CPAs, lawyers, day care providers, photographers, piano teachers, web designers, film makers and contractors. Is it taking advantage to expect people to do for free what they normally charge money for in their professional lives? Is that part and parcel of consecrating your time and talents to the church? Where should we draw the line?
Should people be given callings that require them to do for free at church what they do for pay in their regular lives? (Choose up to two answers)
- Yes, within reasonable time limits. (57%, 39 Votes)
- Yes, unless they object. (34%, 23 Votes)
- Yes, provided that it helps (through exposure and referrals) and doesn't hurt (by reducing paying customers) their financial business. (29%, 20 Votes)
- Depends on the nature of their work. (21%, 14 Votes)
- No, they should consecrate their time and talents however they are asked. (10%, 7 Votes)
- Depends on the monetary value of their work. (6%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 68
Have you ever been asked to do something that made you uncomfortable because it infringed on your professional life or business? Why did it make you uncomfortable? Discuss.