I'm a freelancer.
What that means is that I only make money when I work.
What that also means is that I compromise a lot in order to make money.
But what that also means is that I come at a price. A price that I demand. A price that I will only change if there are reasons that warrant me changing them.
The biggest reason I will not change is because I am being lied to. Or deceived. Or given ambiguities.
I am not opposed to working or working hard. I am also not opposed to donating my time for a good cause. But I am opposed to not being told the truth up front. I am opposed to being given ambiguities when it comes to whether or not I am going to be paid properly.
What makes people think that I would be interested in "donating" my time to their cause? Why would anyone think that I am unreasonable for wanting to get paid for what I do for a living?
It baffles me. It baffles me that people would think that I would do what I do for a living at a compromised price. It's weird that someone would be willing to compromise my livelihood.
I'm a freelancer. But I'm not free. Later.
Labels: Irritation, Work