Monday, March 26, 2007

Potential for compensation


“Here's the gig, it's a 30 page tri-fold brochure.

Here's the catch: I don't have really any money.

How about 300 clams? Does that sound fair?

Oh, did I mention that I get to comment at every stage of the approval process until I see a stream of tears coming down your beet red face?

Did I mention that I'll be briefing you on the project by email one little trickle of critical information at a time?

Did I mention that I'll let you get to the 17th round BEFORE I show it to my boss"?

Did I mention that those are actual clams, not dollars? We're a seafood distributor.”

And there was I thinking that this kind of shit only ever happened to me.

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