Avoid the Insult

November 14, 2013

As someone involved in the creative arts for a living, this article at the NY Times has got a certain bite for me.  The idea of how “content” has become almost debased by calling it that (ie, as a means to an end rather than the thing that’s actually important) is a new twist for me, and I can see where that’s starting to creep in.  Really, it is insulting – and demeaning – to ask or nearly demand someone’s professional skills (and time, for that matter) with cheeky and duplicitous offers of spurious benefits/compensation.

Just be authentic and tell the truth.  Either you don’t want to pay, or you can’t pay.  Go from there.

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