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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: How would you price it? Workplace conundrum!

    I like Suzanne’s idea of adding up ALL the costs, including your time and dividing it equally, if I were your co working and genuinely wanted to go in with you on the gift, I’d have no problem with this.
    Pam

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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: How would you price it? Workplace conundrum!

    Quote Originally Posted by PamelaOry View Post
    I like Suzanne’s idea of adding up ALL the costs, including your time and dividing it equally, if I were your co working and genuinely wanted to go in with you on the gift, I’d have no problem with this.
    I may do that, I think they to experience sticker shock...adding in my time, the pillow would cost over $100. That may be a conservative estimate, I did not time myself when I made the wallhanging.

    Thanks to everyone for your input!

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    Default Re: How would you price it? Workplace conundrum!

    So, I'm a person who pretty much can never say no. And yet, I think you probably ought to. Maybe something like this:
    "It is such a compliment that you want me to do this. I'm really flattered, but I'm just not able to do this as a group gift. Once money comes into the picture, my joy of making goes out the window. Instead of stitching with love, I'd feel like I have a second job. I thank you all for wanting to help me with this, but I think I'm going to go with my original plan to make this for our boss as a Christmas gift. If the office wants to pitch in for a June birthday gift, I'm happy to donate to that."
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Default Re: How would you price it? Workplace conundrum!

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGramma View Post
    So, I'm a person who pretty much can never say no. And yet, I think you probably ought to. Maybe something like this:
    "It is such a compliment that you want me to do this. I'm really flattered, but I'm just not able to do this as a group gift. Once money comes into the picture, my joy of making goes out the window. Instead of stitching with love, I'd feel like I have a second job. I thank you all for wanting to help me with this, but I think I'm going to go with my original plan to make this for our boss as a Christmas gift. If the office wants to pitch in for a June birthday gift, I'm happy to donate to that."
    Perfect reply Toni!
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    Alina

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    Default Re: How would you price it? Workplace conundrum!

    Quote Originally Posted by amartin24 View Post
    Perfect reply Toni!
    I agree, perfect reply! Thanks, Toni!!

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    Default Re: How would you price it? Workplace conundrum!

    Julie, I hope things work out. Its a tough situation for sure. Let us know what happens, please.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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