Payment? What payment?

-Gentlemen, we went to the area, we measured it, we have designed 3 solutions to choose, we have made changes again and again…We think it is time to talk about our fee.
-What exactly do you mean ‘fee’?
-I think mr.President these gentlemen need to get paid, but well, you see…our budget is a bit restricted..
-…Look, we have offered you a job, not money…
-…Right! If we had the money we would have chosen others..
-…and we are on economical crisis too..