Thursday, April 3, 2008

“I WILL PAY YOU LATER” “YOU WILL GET SO MUCH EXPOSURE, YOU’D BE STUPID NOT TO WORK FOR FREE/ALMOST FREE”

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.

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