For some baffling reason, a lot of artists, writers, programmers and graphic designers (to name a few) are often asked to work for nothing.
Zero. Zilch. Nada.
Especially in the world of social media, companies promise 'exposure' if you work for them, however as we all know, 'exposure' doesn't put food on the table (or buy you a G&T on a night out).
Well, one programmer seemed to be fed up of people asking him to work for free, so he declined the job – and the employer wasn't happy at all.
In fact, he acted like a total d*ck.
Here's the exchange of messages that the programmer received – and subsequently posted on Twitter:
It starts out pretty boring and simple, just talking about what the job would entail:
But then the employer seems quite shocked that he's asking to be paid for the work that he does.
Zach, the programmer, is very polite, and explains that his rate is very reasonable for the amount of work that needs to be done:
Zach offers a lower price, and well… you can read the reply for yourself:
And then the employer is rude AF:
So, Zach shared the entire exchange online, and has so far gotten 21,000 retweets and 69,000 likes.
lmao sorry friendaloo but if you want me to write you a couple thousand lines of code you get to profit from forever it's gonna cost you pic.twitter.com/M9pIDo51vv
— Zach (@franklyrosalind) June 21, 2017