Social Dilemma-Should You Pay Family Members When They Do You A Favor?

This is an interesting dilemma.  We were talking about it last night.  I have a friend who dog sits for people all the time.  It's one of the ways she makes her living.   Her mother-in-law is always asking her to dog sit, sometimes for a day, sometimes for a long weekend.  And her mother-in-law never pays her.  Her husband says that of course she shouldn't have to pay for dogsitting because you don't charge family members when you're helping them out.  But my friend said, it's the way she makes her living and sometimes she has to turn down paying jobs to help out her husband's mom.  She thinks that she should pay her something.  Not full price, but something.   Her husband won't let her bring up the topic with his mother though because he said that's just not how you do it.   She is looking for our advice.  What would you do in this situation??  Should the mother in law pay or is this a case of never ask for money from a family member? 

You know, normally I would say never ask for money from a family member but in this case, I think it would be nice if the mother in law gave her something.   Not full price, but something.  Maybe half price.  Only because if she's losing out on paying jobs by helping out her mother in law, then she's losing out on some of the money that helps her household.  So I guess I would say something.  What would you do?   Please let me know what you think on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.


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