time for time


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time for time is based on the ridiculous idea that no person is more valuable or important than another

how it works...

a person's skills or services are given to another person for their skills and services on a strict minute for minute, hour for hour basis


example 1 (with costs)

person a needs her living room painted

person b has been feeling more tired than usual lately and wants to completely relax all day on sunday for the next month and wants someone to cook sunday lunch for him

it takes 8 hours to paint the living room

including the time spent shopping and travel time it takes 2 hours to cook lunch

4 sundays of complete rest and relaxation for the painter and a rejuvenated living room for the person who does the cooking


the paint costs £100

the food for 4 weeks costs £60

person a pays the difference


example 2 (without costs)

person a is going to be busy for the next 4 saturdays and needs someone do the shopping for those weeks

person b wants someone to move everything from the attic to the garden shed

it takes 12 hours to do the shopping

it takes 6 hours to move everything from the attic to the garden shed

person a owes person b six hours

person a can receive 6 hours of person b's skills and services or alternatively...

person b gives all or part of the time owed by person a to person c who has services that person b wants but person a doesn't have 


the idea is to produce the maximum flexibility in commerce and trade by expanding the ways goods and services can be used as "payment" for other goods and services

robbie the painter
acme's painting and decorating