Rant

Cash For Clunky Work

Credit: Sean MacEntee
Credit: Sean MacEntee

I know it has been real quite around here the past week, there have been set backs as per usual.  You think everything is cool and then life is all like:

“Oh shit, you’re doing well, lol, let me work on that a little for you…”

and then bam, you are shit-bricked between a rock and a food less, goddamn fridge.  I digress that is not the point of all this, I have returned to bidding for just terrible jobs, because you know they pay.  Painting day never came and that has really made me a little sad on the inside as I really just do love painting for no reason. Do not get me wrong, I love doing commissioned work, but it is not the same as just doing something for yourself. Sort of like that candy bar that people get after a good workout or the extra hour of sleep people take and then lie to their boss about traffic or some shit … you know shit you do to make yourself feel generally better in the this shitstorm of the work grind.

Photo Credit: Ben W
Photo Credit: Ben W

Unfortunately this is the downtime of the season for most of my clients they will not ramp up until after tax season, so I have to float on the will of less than pleasant rookie clients who think we freelances who are highly specialized in their needs should be paid the same or worse off then their typical employees because that pay is “good enough for them.”  Yeah well the benefits and health insurance you are also factoring into that wage is not what I am getting from you so, and I quote here:

“Fuck you, pay me!”

Photo Credit: Marie Aschehoug
Photo Credit: Marie Aschehoug

We are getting away from the topic at hand really, aside from rookie clients and their ill conceived notion of fair pay… Their pay attitude wouldn’t bother me so much if what they wanted was not so piss poorly idealized.  Ninety-nine percent of the time it boils down to they saw something somewhere this one time, and want me to blatantly rip off someone else’s hard work.  This is what drives me into bat-shit-kill-frenzy mode.  As someone who likes taking pride in their work, I wouldn’t want someone to come along and rip it off, least of all by someone who is getting shit pay, because they are not even going to do a very good job in ripping it off. I mean what would be worse to you, knowing there is someone in the world who likes your shit enough to want to use it, but not enough to pay you for it, but hire someone for far less to half-assed phone it in?

But once again, desperate times call for desperate measures so I find myself, once again, at the mercy of these mongoloid fuckwits in hopes that one of them is a decent goddamn human being about the work they want done and I pray to Cthulhu it isn’t to ripoff someone’s hard work, because I will tell you now, I need work and only half my ass really gives a shit about how it gets done.

 Courage,

~Kojack Vasquexz

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