I work as an Android app developer in a small software company right now at the position of an intern. Its already pretty frustrating for me as I am highly underpaid for the work I am currently doing in the company. On top of that my boss asked me if I will be willing to work on a non official side project for his friend. Like a respectful employee I say I can only devote weekends as I feel it would be super tiresome if after spending 8 hours at the office I do more work when I reach home.To this my boss replies I should be working my ass off day and night as I am just 21 years old. I have 2 questions.
Is my boss correct? Should I be really working day and night even if I dont feel like but just because I am young? Am I being completely unreasonable when I say that I dont want to kill my social life and all the time I have after office and on weekends which will go to work on the side project? Not to mention I might just turn blind soon after staring at the computer screen all the damn time. I am passionate about coding but I dont want to do it to an extent to which I start hating it.
Lets say somehow I say yes to the project, how much should I be charging for something like this? I know its a very vague question but I really dont know how to charge for a freelancer project like this. Also since the client would be my boss's friend things might get super uncomfortable.
Need guidance on this urgently.
P.S. I cycle to work and back that makes me tired enough to get a good sound sleep at night. If I take up the project I will need to kill my cycling as the last thing I want to do is to do coding in a sleepy state.