SINGAPORE: A netizen who makes videos of a living posed an AITA (am-I-the-a**hole) question on r/askSingapore on Wednesday night (May 24), wondering how to approach his friends whose wedding videos he worked on for a considerable amount of time.
“Friend asked me to help do wedding video, made 2 in the end to be played during actual day banquet. Agreed in the beginning but there was no mention of fee… now the videos are done and the wedding is in a few days.
Couple love the video. On good terms with the couple also. but wondering how to approach the convo about a fee or at least a token of appreciation for my services. At least 10 days of work from pre to post-production.
What did I get myself into… never again…,” wrote u/pastacanbecolourful.
He asked if he should “cheekily say ‘I’m expecting a big ang pao!,’ not say anything and hope they give him some kind of payment, or not “even expect anything and suck it up.”
One commenter said he should either send a bill or not give any Ang Bao as a wedding gift, as “the video is your blessing to the couple.”
Another advised him to count it as a loss.
“You should have brought it up when they approached you with the project, not now at the end. The onus was also on you to bring up payment terms, you shouldn’t expect the client to offer it to you. Personally, I would just let it go at this point. Take it as a lesson learnt to always clarify before starting work.”
Others agreed, with one writing, “If you were expecting to be paid you should have told them from the start lol.”
But one Reddit user disagreed.
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