[thechat] contract work rant

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Thu Mar 13 14:36:20 CST 2003

On Thursday, March 13, 2003, at 01:56 PM, Erika Meyer wrote:
> Do you notice how often GUYS work for free?  Like, almost never? They 
> at least expect to be paid in beer.  But women, oh, we are great 
> martyrs.

Hah hah, I've got a great counter strike here: As local bands usually 
can pay for hosting, but not development, I've done 8 sites for "free" 
for friend's bands ...

... and the _only_ one who gave me >nothing< was the _only_ girl band. 
At the very least, everybody else has brought over beer or ordered a 
pizza while working on it. And get this: the one that didn't pay me? 
The site was up for about two days before she decided to do it over 
herself. So I didn't even get the satisfaction of having people look at 
my work.

Erik Mattheis
GoZz Digital
Flash and ColdFusion Development
Minneapolis, MN

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