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"I'd like to buy it but I have no money" - The art of Thornwolf
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"I'd like to buy it but I have no money"
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synnabar From: synnabar Date: February 11th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes yes yes! I get this all the time in the real world, too - between stuff at my RL jobs, and when people approach me for free illustrations for their books/friend/of their pet/kid, etc.

Great points.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 11th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
My uncle did this to me a couple of days ago and when I said I'm freelance and therefore have no time to do work for free he accused me of not having the "Entrepreneurial gene" and saying that my dad has it but obviously I didn't get it.

Yeah. My dad gets a steady paycheck. He does this stuff in his /free time/.
synnabar From: synnabar Date: February 11th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll happily do stuff for free for my mom, dad, siblings, and close friends, but there's a point where you just have to say no (unfortunately! I would do stuff for free for everyone out there if I could).

And ???what??? You are FREELANCING. How is THAT not being an entrepreneur???
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 11th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
My uncle is strange.

He wanted me to build websites which I don't know how to do, for products I'm really just...really against...hell I'll just write this up separately, gimme a few XD
spiffystuff From: spiffystuff Date: February 12th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
:P Sounds like your uncle just wants you to make him money without paying you /:
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 12th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
It's classic "my uncle" behavior, really. My family feels that if I don't openly share/give my artistic talent to them I'm being selfish, money grubbing, and I don't love them. If I spend a week on a project for him (which is how long it would take he said) and don't get paid for it, I'm out that much money. I don't get a steady paycheck, I'm freelance, all I have is my time :P
spiffystuff From: spiffystuff Date: February 12th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
XD Geez. I like helping people out, but like, 10 min to half an hour is reasonable, a WEEK is certainly not! Whenever someone does that, I turn it around - "Will you come over and help me out for a week for free?"
... so far no one's said "Yeah!", not sure what I'd do if that happened XD
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