Thursday, December 18, 2008


(Found this posted in Gigs today)

Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-12-18, 10:24AM EST

Dear Graphic designers please do not work for GEORGELIAS FROM MEETANDBEAT if you know him or the name is familiar he's seeking designers to do free work and no pay, claims to pay you which he will not.

No not offer anything unless your paid for it.

Don't flag unless you know it's right.. I'm here for the rights of hard working designers seeking work and no games.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

RE: ATTN: Cheapskates- "Experience & Credit" doesn't cut it anymore (Reality)

Re:ATTN: Cheapskates- "Experience & Credit" doesn't cut it anymore - (Agreed)

Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-12-10, 5:54AM EST

I agree... to all of you so called employers, don't use the economy as an excuse to belittle our work. Please not that graphic design is considered the most mentally intensive work field besides that of the doctorate field because of our need to understand a certain psychology in order to deliver effective ideas. We bring forth years of training, experience, and techniques that are both invaluable and utilize knowledge of culture, emotion, and application.

If you want to barter for service... start your own country, and trade a horse, for a few gallons of milk and egg laying hens...

We pay bills, just as you do.

PS, a Designer is a Designer because of his or her ability to ADJUST to your project and develop an array of styles. Because you don't see specific work, doesn't mean we can't do it. Just because your Doctor doesn't carry around your medicine, doesn't mean he or she can't fill your prescription.

Location: Agreed
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: If you want your designs to be nice... BE nice to your designers... otherwise, buy photoshop elements and have some fun by yourself...
PostingID: 952234084


ATTN: Cheapskates- "Experience & Credit" doesn't cut it anymore (Reality)

Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-12-10, 5:11AM EST

Graphics Designers, Web Designers, Photoshop experts, Motion Graphic Designers, and everyone else do not want credit in your worthless film, and we don't care about your precious experience. We want money, just like everyone else.

Creative jobs isn't just a fancy term for freebies. We are providing a service that no one else can provide. It's called 'creative' for a reason. Sure you could hire some random guy to whip up a flier for you, but we are specially trained to know what sells. We know how customers and consumers react to design. We study it for years and know that a good flier or website could be the difference between keeping your company in business or not.

Just because you don't think it takes a lot of skill or talent to design something doesn't mean that we aren't using years and years of experience and skill to put together something looks professional. So please stop insulting us with your promises of "possible paid work in the future" and "credit on our short film". It just doesn't cut it.

Location: Reality
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: Anything!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

RE: Need PowerPoint Graphics EXPERT (Are You Kidding Me?)

Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-12-09, 3:52PM EST

For PowerPoint.

Any self respecting expert in doing the one program that graphic designers hate working in will get at least $50/hour, and that's on the LOW end. Average price is $65/hour. If I were desperate for work, I would take $40/hour or $30/hour. $10/hour is an insult.

If it's so easy, why don't you do it yourself?


Need PowerPoint Graphics EXPERT (Park Slope, Brookyn)
Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-12-09, 3:17PM EST

Need Powerpoint EXPERT to help with a PowerPoint presentation.
MUST be an EXPERT at PowerPoint. No novices.

Not looking for flash, photoshop, only PowerPoint.

I'm a skilled graphic designer so I'll know if you know your stuff.

Please send links of your work.

Job pays $10 per hour and is a 1 day job.

* Location: Park Slope, Brookyn
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: $10 per hour

PostingID: 951472248

Monday, December 1, 2008

RE: LOGO DESIGN CONTEST - Due Thursday 12/4

Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-11-30, 6:39PM EST

So basically you expect designers to work for free, with the chance of getting TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in case they "win"?

Do you have the slightest idea of how much work it takes to design a good logo? What kind of professionals are you and, worse, what kind of "designers" you think will respond to an ad like that? Grow a clue.


Logo Design Contest - Submit as many entries as you wish to depict the title:

"Better Sales Starts with a Better You"
"Better Student Leadership Starts with a Better You."

Be creative, this is for a logo for a book cover/event materials branding. Looking for different fonts/colors and the "image behind the words" ..
Please submit in a .jpg format by 12/4/08 at 12PM. Winner will be announced on Friday by 6PM.
Submit to:

Location: Atlanta, GA
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: $200.00 for winning submission

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: Two hundred dollars - doesn't pay for an Illustrator license but whatever
PostingID: 939623991

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I imagine the boss as Ben Hur, riding these interns around the office like a train of horses...
Ugh, just read this:

Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-11-21, 3:39PM EST

NYC based advertising and marketing agency seeks to fill intern and staff positions in ad design, web design and programming, video editing and production, copywriting, event planning, print and sign production, market research and accounting/bookkeeping. Exceptional organizational skills are required.

FOR DESIGNERS: Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) required with knowledge of Macromedia/Adobe Web Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash) and 3D applications preferred.

FOR COPYWRITERS: Experience with Microsoft Office and college-level coursework in English or journalism preferred. Include a writing sample of previously published work or college term paper.

FOR WEB DESIGNERS: Experience in Macromedia/Adobe Web Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash) required.

FOR VIDEO SPECIALISTS: Experience in Final Cut Pro and video camera equipment.

FOR MARKET RESEARCHERS: A degree or working towards a degree in marketing or communications.

FOR BOOKKEEPER: A degree or working towards a degree in accounting.


Intern candidates who are majoring in or recently graduated with the following degree: fine arts, advertising design, marketing, communications, English, photography, publishing

Intern Compensation: $100/week stipend, apprenticeship training, portfolio development

Intern Commitment: 30 hours per week for at least 12 weeks

Email a cover letter and resume to Be able to make a serious commitment to the position you seek before submitting your resume.

* Location: NYC
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 928692986

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-11-12, 7:28PM EST

Maybe if you stopped being so damn cheap people would reply to the ad you have posted 10 times in the past few weeks. Lord, 10$, go to kinkos.

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: 10$

PostingID: 916752836

Friday, October 17, 2008



Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-10-16, 9:03PM EDT

STOP taking jobs for soooo little..

Without our work- products/logos/brochures/VISUALS OF ANYKIND dont exist!

just STOP taking prices and people wont expect to get jobs done for $50 that should easily cost $400.

c'mon.. they keep doing it because people take the jobs..

just hold off on them..

eventually people will get the idea.

JUST STOP DOING IT- you're screwing it up for other graphic designers..

and i cant imagine the quality of work is that good when people are doing stuff for $50!!!!

  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: lots of money
PostingID: 882196849



Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-10-16, 9:31PM EDT


Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-10-09, 9:58AM EDT

OK... if you understand that this isn't the way business is done, then why waste our time and yours by posting.... If you don't want a lecture, don't insult us. There is no other profession out there where you would have the balls to ask someone to work without garaunttee of pay!

If any of you take a job like this, you are only encouraging this type of treatment to other designers! Stand up and don't take these insults anymore!!!

  • Location: INSULTING
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: Yeah.... maybe if I like your design and decide not to run away with it!!!

(original found message)


Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-09-30, 11:54PM EDT






Sunday, September 28, 2008

Original Album Cover Design needed from ARTIST! (New York)

Re: Another crook move...

Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-09-28, 2:28AM EDT

Bend Music is offering $500 to the person who designs the best album cover / album cover concept for our new E.P.

More details at:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

RE: Childrens’ Illustrators (Submit from Anywhere) (medieval times)

RE: Childrens’ Illustrators (Submit from Anywhere) (medieval times)

Reply to:
Date: 2008-08-20, 4:18PM EDT

$10 for an entire scene illustration??? And you're only paying if it's "used"
That roughly translates to $5 - $3.33 an hour. Even the fastest and most skilled illustrators would only make $10 an hour, and you're not gonna get replies from them at that rate.
Why not ask Kathy Lee where she outsourced her work from?

Fledgling magazine in fantasy genre needs pictures of mythical creatures and children in adventurous, fantasy situations. Currently we need black and white, line drawings. We will pay $10 per line drawing used. (If your style fits our needs, it can add up and might lead to commissioned work.) Contracts are for first publication rights only.

We want classic looking images. As a point of reference, we like to original illustrations in the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, as well as the work of Brian Froud and Maurice Sendak. That being said, we love personal style and real artistry. Also, please indicate whether you can do glossy, color drawings. In the longer term, we are looking for covers and full color illustrations.

Perhaps this goes without saying but nothing grotesque, please. No Nickelodeon type cartoons, Anime, Primitivism, or highly stylized modernist art.

Respond with basic contact information, PDF samples of your drawings, and any other place where we can view your work (website, previous publications, etc.)

* Location: Submit from Anywhere
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: $10 per line drawing

Thursday, June 19, 2008



Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-06-19, 11:49AM EDT

You are saying this is meant to help people who have a genuine passion for the field and not for someone looking for a money job?
Why don't you just say you are cheap and don't want to pay someone to assist you? and rather have interns work for free.

Trust me, I have no problem with internships, but at least phrase it the right way and stop lying to yourself. Are you doing this job for the sake of passion for photography? or are you getting paid?

Reply to:
Date: 2008-06-19, 10:55AM EDT

Photo Internships Available for the Summer.

You would work with a well-established photographer and his staff in midtown.
Photo subjects include celebrity portraits, fashion, and dance.

Examples of the work:

Do not respond to this ad if you are simply looking for a money job. This is meant to help people who
have a genuine passion for the field.

Please send a resume or description of your background and a contact phone number.

Thank you!

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: basic travel stipend

Friday, June 6, 2008

Re: Need Makeup Artist for Test shoot tomorrow! (Downtown)

Reply to:
Date: 2008-06-06, 5:22PM EDT

Bitch you must be TRIPPIN!

Are you kidding? This is NOT a test, a test is a creative team with talented, Photographer, Stylist, Hair and Makeup working to get some editorial shots.
You need to do it yourself or go the Mall or a Sephora. Nobody in this city needs CHEESEY headshots in their book!

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: no pay

PostingID: 710341523

Monday, June 2, 2008



Reply to:
Date: 2008-06-02, 8:45AM EDT

How sick is this that you won't even consider a person if they are not good looking enough? Shouldn't you hire based on skills, vs. looks???

PROFESSIONAL FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDS INTERN FOR SUMMER--please email pic of yourself with resume--no pic --no response

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: no pay

PostingID: 704359767

  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: no pay

PostingID: 704472228

Monday, May 12, 2008

Creative Graphic Design Student Needed for Corporate Logo Re-Design (Midtown East)

Reply to:
Date: 2008-05-10, 9:13PM EDT

Established skincare company and esthetics school is looking for a talented and creative individual to re-design our company logo. Our current logo has served us well for the past 35 years, but I am looking to simplify and modernize our image with something a bit more modern and clean.

The artist who creates the winning logo wins a cash prize.

I am looking for someone who is able to begin working on this project right away. Interested parties should send an e-mail ASAP for more specific details.

Location: Midtown East
Compensation: $350 Cash Prize for the Winning Submissions

re: $500 Logo (nowhere)

re: $500 Logo (nowhere)

Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-05-12, 12:19PM EDT

This idiot isn't looking to pay $500 for a logo, they're looking to pay $400 for the first place in a contest! What do they get? The free work of any idiot stupid enough to create some. What do you get? Nothing. Flag these morons.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

RE:Fashion Photographer needs Assistant (Downtown)

RE:Fashion Photographer needs Assistant (Downtown)

Reply to: XXX
Date: 2008-04-03, 10:39AM EDT

Photo Assistants do not work for this guy. He is looking to take advantage of you. There are better ways to learn then to do free work. He says it "might" lead to paid work, great you also might win the lottery.
If this guy was any good the client would give him a budget for an assistant. And if he is getting that then he is just a scumbag.

Fashion Photographer needs Assistant (Downtown)
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2008-04-03, 9:50AM EDT

Fashion Photographer looking for a photography assistant to help with studio and location shoots over the next couple of weeks. This is for once or twice a week at this point, non paid but might lead to a paid position.
Must be reliable, willing to learn, good organizing skills, some lifting required.
If intererested send a link to your work or a reason why we should pick you.


RE; Business Naming Contest (Murray Hill)

RE; Business Naming Contest (Murray Hill)
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2006-10-19, 3:43PM EDT

how about “2 cheap 2 pay”?

Re: Talented Artist

Re: Talented Artist
Reply to: see below
Date: 2007-10-02, 6:02PM EDT

I think this was meant to be a parody of all the type of ads you are complaining about.

Is this guy f**king serious?! Flag it, flag it, flag it. What kind of POS posts this trash? They think a professional photographer is going to lug thousands of dollars of equipment to his party, to shoot all of his “beautiful people” in exchange for a few cocktail wieners? And he has the balls to ask for all rights to the photos?! Spare me!

Talented Artist Needed
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-10-01, 11:52PM EDT

Im a young urban professional looking for a extremely talented photographer with 5-6 years experience to shoot my party. You must have a relevant degree and expensive equipment, big lenses and flashes preferred. I will retain all rights to the photos in return you may have all the Hors D’Ouevres (appetizers) you can eat and may ask for tips at the end of the night. Please submit resume 10-20 samples and short essay about why you should be chosen. Please be very good looking, my guests are very beautiful and important people and shouldn’t have to deal with people who are not.

* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: cocktail weiners, spanikopita etc.

PostingID: XXX

Re: Need Two Logos Created for 2 Startup Companies

Re: Need Two Logos Created for 2 Startup Companies
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-10-03, 10:53AM EDT

I usually don’t do this, but you are crazy. Are you seriously not offering money for this?! So we make 6 logos for each company and do up to six revisions all within two weeks for no pay?

But, on top of it, and this is the clincher, you don’t want a novice?! So, you want a professional to work under deadline for free? That doesn’t make them a professional now does it?

Need Two Logos Created for 2 Startup Companies
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-10-03, 9:31AM EDT


Looking for graphic designer and or illustrator to create two logos. One logo would be for a hair and spa salon and the second is for a startup eco-friendly residential and commerical cleaning company.

Please send resume, references, and previous logos created. Looking to have at least 6 drafts per logo and at least up to 6 redrafts if required.

No novices please. Time is of the essence for me and looking to have project completed within 2 weeks.

Please email your resume to XXX

* Location: Queens
* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: dumbass

* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: no pay

RE Photo-Intern Needed! (Midtown West)

RE Photo-Intern Needed! (Midtown West)
Reply to: see below
Date: 2007-07-30, 2:08PM EDT

Are you serious? 20 bucks for lunch! wtf. Pay for your help. If you can afford to have a studio in nyc you can afford the 200 bucks a day for real help.

Re: Photo Assistant
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-07-25, 4:40PM EDT

YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!! All that for lunch. Is it a $200 lunch? I am a pro photographer urging other photographers to flag posts like this and one’s that want us to work for free. We should be well paid for what we do. Don’t compromise the market. GET PAID WHAT YOU DESERVE!

RE:Busy photographer looking for intern (East Village)
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-07-25, 4:04PM EDT

What you are looking for is called an Assistant not an intern. If you want an intern go to NYU SVA etc and set-up through the school an internship where the student will receive credit to make up for your lack of pay.

If you dont want to do that Im sure there are tons of Assistants out there who would be happy to send you a resume and their day rate

re Busy photographer looking for intern (East Village)
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-07-25, 3:32PM EDT

this cracks me up. If you are so “busy”, that means you have a cash flow coming in. For fucks sake, PAY your help. I see this all the time and it shows how cheap photographers are. Do you think people want to work for the sake of saying, Oh I worked with so and so. Unless you are one of the top 30 in the industry, get a reality check and realize, the world could give 2 fucks who you are. You need help, pay them!!!
What an insult!
By the way Yes I am a photographer.

RE: Adobe Photshop editor for jewelry

RE: Adobe Photshop editor for jewelry
Reply to: see below
Date: 2007-07-25, 7:06PM EDT

This is such a joke. Get a grip. $2/image. Pay people what they are worth. No one but an idiot works for that wage. You should be ashamed.

Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-07-25, 5:10PM EDT

We are looking for someone to edit
images of silver jewelry for our online catalog.
Intern ok.

We can show you the “before and after” results
of what we want. You can work from home.
We can upload via FTP.

Pay is $2.00 per image. If your good at Photoshop
you should be able to do 6-10 images per hour.
We have about 100-150 images right now that need editing.

Inquire by replying to this ad via email.

Location: brooklyn
it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: no pay

* Location: Craptown
* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: no pay

Dear students who may be looking for graphic design work (Midtown)

Dear students who may be looking for graphic design work (Midtown)
Reply to: see below
Date: 2007-06-28, 9:28AM EDT

1) Do not let these people take advantage of you, offering work for your portfolio in exchange for no compensation.

2) These people are not reputable and your services are not free, unless of course you are invested in the cause (ie: non-profit, charity, social cause, etc). Otherwise they are more than capable of paying you for your services. You will more than likely not get great work for your portfolio because they are going to dictate what you execute, and if they aren’t willing to pay then their visual integrity is worthless. The only other time it is appropriate to offer free services is in rare circumstances where you are doing an unpaid internship, but you should be compensated in college credits in return for your slaving away and at the very least you should receive a stipend.

3) The type of people that offer these “fun, exciting opportunities” are the same people who host “design competitions” where they will take anything they like and have it reproduced and you will never see any of the money. You don’t go to several hair stylists and say, “let me see what you can do and if I like it I’ll pay you.”

Please take this advice from a design professor who is trying to educate all students on the perils of these worthless hacks. Don’t let these people screw you over and maybe even send them a message about how unethical they are for fun. Consider it a class assignment.

Re: Illustrator needed!

Re: Illustrator needed!
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-08-03, 2:02AM EDT

Based on the limited info, let’s assume you’re looking for the standard stuff… perhaps 15-20 pages of artwork in the style Marvel or DC. And, let’s say that any decent artist will spend at least one day per page. According to your offer, that artist would be getting paid $10 a day, or $1.25 per hour. Meanwhile, minimum wage in the state of NY is $7.15 per hour.

Or better yet, let’s not make assumptions about how fast an artist can work. Who knows, maybe he or she is a prodigy and can turn out 10 solid pages a day. So based on your offer, they’d get paid ~$10 per page. Now, here are the industry standard page rates, straight out of the handbook:

Pencils: $100-$250 per page

Inks: $75-$200 per page

Coloring: $100-$150 per page

Lettering: $40-$50 per page

or, fully painted art: $300-$400 per page

RE: Photogrpaher Needed to Photograph Two Actors

RE: Photogrpaher Needed to Photograph Two Actors
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-08-05, 9:55AM EDT

Errrr... purchasing the copyright to a photographer’s work would normally cost thousands of dollars.

And ‘post production’ work is all a vital and necessary part of the photography process - a camera can very rarely give you a 100% perfect image otherwise you would have no need for a photographer. Why would I want to have credit given on an image that you fools have manipulated to look ridiculous?

So how about you stop posting such a cheap and greedy ads and just go out and buy a point and shoot camera and take the shots yourself.

Photogrpaher Needed to Photograph Two Actors Reply to: Date: 2007-08-05, 9:00AM EDT We are looking for a photographer to photograph two actors (1 male 1-female) for a film promo poster. All photos will be shoot on a blue background at our studio. You must have a great digital camera and a good eye! This is a low budget production so we are looking for a reasonable rate for about 2 hours of your time. We will need the the photos downloaded to disc immediately after the shoot to our computer and will also reserve all rights to the photos. You may use them on your website for promotional purposes if you wish. We will also give you credit when we use the photos. We assure you that having these actors in your portfolio will be a plus as they are both models as well. We will also have a lot more work in the future so if you give us a good rate and do a good job on this project we will use you again. As mentioned, this is a low budget production so please do not respond with excessive hourly rates! Please email us a link to your work and a flat rate for 2-3 hours of your time. We are looking to do the shoot next weekend so you must be available then. Location: New York it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests Compensation: TBD

RE: Web site programmer

RE: Web site programmer
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-07-31, 4:55PM EDT

haha.. so this guy says that his current site sucks and he needs an overhaul. You need to make it so he can update the content himself... and he cannot pay right now, but will in the future. and also that his current programmer sucks.... ok

now could it be this: His current programmer was promiced payed work, so he built these guys a website. Now they want to update it, but the programmer says: “wheres the payed work you promiced me?? im not updating your site and im not giving you the source files”... so they decide to find another sucker, only this time they want to be able to update the site themselves.


Re: Makeup artist needed to turn nude models in to zombie

Re: Makeup artist needed to turn nude models in to zombie
Reply to: see below
Date: 2007-07-05, 5:31PM EDT

This ad has been up for about a month. You people should break down and pay someone already!!! You see how hard its is to find someone to do this for free, don’t you? Aren’t you tired of posting this ad over and over and over again? And now you a few days away from the event and you still don’t have an artist. Do you know how much body art paint cost? Or how much the brushes to apply the makeup are? You see I don’t think you do because if you did you wouldn’t be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome right now. (sigh). So sad. So so so very sad.

Would you tell Macy’s you’ll pay them later? (Battery Park)

Would you tell Macy’s you’ll pay them later? (Battery Park)
Reply to:XXX
Date: 2007-07-26, 8:38AM EDT

Seriously, you people who are going to do these big pitches to MTV or cartoon network if you need a contract do you tell the lawyer you’ll MAYBE pay him if the deal goes through and do you go to Macy’s to get your nice outfit to wear at the meeting and say you’ll pay them if everything goes well???? when was the last time you showed up to work for a week for FREE, hoping that your boss pays you sometime in the future???

ART IS WORK, don’t want to pay THEN DO IT YOURSELF!!!!!
It is not a unique job experience or a chance to show your stuff to some big name people, get over the fact that achieving YOUR dream is going to cost you some money and start paying someone to do the art work!

re: Small Web Project for Start-Up on-line video Company

re: Small Web Project for Start-Up on-line video Company
Reply to: see below
Date: 2006-11-30, 10:25PM EST

Do not work for anyone who says they’ll pay you within two weeks of completion of work! Where do these idiots get off?

RE: Nonprofit Needs Technology Support and Web Help

RE: Nonprofit Needs Technology Support and Web Help
Reply to: see below
Date: 2006-11-18, 2:01PM EST

R u kidding? “Volunteer” or “limited funds” for consultant....for someone to run virtually EVERY aspect of your tech needs, from tech support, website maintenance, hardware and software maintenance and the other million things u mentioned? I understand non-profit, but if you really want to help serve whatever population it is that u serve, u had better make finding some funding for your organizations technology needs a priority. There are plenty of grants and other options out there. The services you requested volunteers for are done by highly paid individuals that don’t have enough hours in the day to meet the demands on their time. And for good reason, these services rendered by qualified individuals are essential to any sucessful organization. So, again, you need to get your organization’s priorities in order. Just my two cents.

Original AD:

A small not-for-profit organization in NYC is losing our tech director in a few weeks and we are in dire need of tech and web help until we can assess our needs and hire permanent consultants or staff. We are looking for those who can afford to volunteer, but we also have some limited funding for consulting services and/or part-time work (particularly for tech support and IT services).

The staff member who is leaving provides tech support to approx 45 staff, oversees hardware, software, website, e-mail and database maintenance; system security, backups and upgrades and manage systems and web-related vendor accounts. He is also responsible for the periodic updates/redesign of our popular website, assisting staff with database and reporting and advising us with selection and projects done by consultants.

We are looking for people with experience/expertise in Windows OS and PC troubleshooting, networking, security, programming (PHP, MySQL, Apache, Unix administration); web design (HTML, CSS, Javascript) and database administration.

If you’re interested in providing consulting services, working p/t or, better yet, volunteering, please reply with your resume, links to any samples of your work and rates.

Re:Sick of people using the word “intern” to cheat employees.

Re:Sick of people using the word “intern” to cheat employees.
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2007-03-02, 3:31PM EST
I think you’re absolutely right. Getting someone to something,let alone at lot of things,for nothing in return is FLAT OUT WRONG!!! Internships are opportunties for people whom lack desired skills in a particular field of expertise,the chance to trade off their hard work IN EXCHANGE for TRAINING in said field. People should know their worth. That way,you can never be taken advantage of. Let me say this: Inerns don’t know ANYTHING! So if you see someone whom wants interns with a ton of marketable skills,(PhotoShop,Flash,etc.)shows you they don’t want to pay for these skills.
Don’t reply to these people. They’re looking to take adavantage of you.
And I second the motion to flag these people.

RE:Fortune 500 Quality Corporate ID Needed

RE:Fortune 500 Quality Corporate ID Needed
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2006-11-15, 9:22PM EST

$200 dollars for a corporate identity? - IS THIS A JOKE!

do you know how much design school cost? - not cheap!

I THINK ALL YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE need to educate yourself.


no -- it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Price for Logo design should be 600.00 (Midtown)

Price for Logo design should be 600.00 (Midtown)
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Date: 2007-05-08, 6:45PM EDT

The price for a logo should be 600.00 not under 100 or 125.00. What are you people crazy! Do you think it takes only one hour to do this? Do you think it takes a week or two to learn how to do this or someone woke up on day and said ‘Oh I’m gonna do logos’?

This is something that represents your company and says to people who you are and what you do. If it is good like the Nike logo which a student did for 500 and should of made more money on it afterwards. Anyone who accepts 100 to 150 is doing a disservice to other graphic designers by bringing down the market value of our field and those who offer so little for sound talents should be ashamed. I know florist charge little for flowers to impress or convey a message to someone but the flower you want has to bloom in someone’s hand and nurtured by their mind. Besides would you buy a flower that would die in an hour or would you pay more for a flower that bloomed and stayed alive growing more to create other blossoms? This flower would not be cheap. I have received a lot of agreement on this post and I thank you. I am from Texas and you Would get 600 for a logo where as here you would not. Yes, we designers Should get more than 600 for a logo but I think the bottom line should be 600. It takes at least a week to create an effective logo. Not 40 hours but how do you charge time for day dreaming about the logo on the train? In Miami the fine art gallery would charge 5,000.00 for a painting that really was NOT worth the canvas it was painted on. People would buy it upon the belief that it actually was worth that and would brag about how much they paid for it to others. Status symbol. That is what a logo should be. Know of anyone who is serious about hiring let me know.

lag onsite and low pay work

lag onsite and low pay work
Reply to: see below
Date: 2006-10-24, 2:17PM PDT

Flag onsite work, it belongs in the jobs section.

**Employers don’t be cheapos - pay for your listings.

Flag work that is lower than $25/hour, you can’t even higher many Indian programmers for less than $25/hour.

Why are so many trying to have people who live in the Los Angeles work for peanuts?

And it’s pretty clear that lots of people here bought one of those Internet to millions CD sets that tells them to get a student to do your site for free! GET REAL PLEASE. 99.999% of you will never earn $1000/month with your sites unless you put some considerable budget on them. You need some energy to start things out and if you don’t have the experience its unethical to try to get it for free from someone else.

Guess what?

10% of $0 = $0

RE: Makeup/hair person for ongoing stock photography wor

Date: 2006-10-24, 5:19PM PDT

Welcome to L.A., Chad!

We’ve just been waiting for you to arrive and ask for an arm at “hand” prices.

this is in or around no DAY services for TEST rates

flag onsite and low pay work


Reply to: see below
Date: 2006-12-07, 9:09PM EST
I need a super cool, original and stunning logo designed for a relatively new website which has caught major global attention. After only eight months Karate Athlete has already sponsored the World Championships in Finland and gotten the support of many of the world’s karate legends and International Olympic Committee recognized organizations. We are also the driving force behind the inclusion of Karate in the Olympics.

We are cool, trendy and growing rapidly!!! We service the athletes and coaches, NOT the organizations!

We are now moving into the merchandising stage and will be producing karate suits (gi’s) as well as sports bags, T shirts, sweatshirts etc etc... The artist whose design is used will get worldwide exposure. An advertising barter is also possible if the artist chooses that over the $200. A Classified is worth $350/yr on our site.

The logo should carry both concepts in it.... “Athlete” and “Karate”... please make them original and avoid the standard kicking dude... It must be simple and original (like the Polo horse)... It will be embroidered on the chest and back of the karate suits about 2” high as well as incorporated in the T shirts etc ...

Are they planning to pay for all the comp work necessarey for the ‘contest’?
Hint: if they are THAT sucessfuly they should have the money to pay for the work and not put on a ‘contest’


Suckers wanted for me to exploit and make me rich
Reply to: XXX
Date: 2006-11-30, 5:18PM EST

New media company creating programming for mobile devices seeks NEO, Matrix style talent, proficient in Final Cut Pro and After Effects to work on film project. You are stable, have own equipment (hardware/software) and you are willing to provide some pro bono service (amount of service rendered is negotiable) in exchange for ground floor opportunity to become ‘in-house’ production exec.
We have a current new business pitch with a leading video game manufacturer (who will be providing a budget if our pitch is successful!) for which we would also hire the right person answering this ad.

I need a student who is studying in the arts,design, advertising, or simply loves to draw. to help me come up with an event poster, flyers, and t-shirt. Unfortunately, this will not be a paying gig, but you will be able to use everything you design as part of your portfolio and we will write a great recommendation for you. If interested, please reply below.

Etc, Etc, etc.

If you have a talent and you provide work for someone, you deserve to be paid fairly!

Have you ever heard of an ad for a construction worker that said “Come build a a house for me, I can’t pay you but you can add it to your portfolio and maybe I’ll pay you something later.”
These people make their money by exploiting you. They are getting paid and keeping your fair share to boost their profit!
Don’t be a sucker. Don’t work for free.