Monday, February 24, 2014

Oh. My. God.

HAHAHAHAHA:


Most of the people I know in high tech have had personal experiences exactly like this.

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12 comments:

Pyrotek85 said...

Wait, so he thinks he doesn't have to pay him for past work because the project didn't go through? What a dick.

Old NFO said...

LOL, yep happens ALL the time...

Jon said...

Yeah, I'm still waitin' on the payment for the preliminary web site design I did for a NY firm about ten years ago. They gave the paying gig to someone's cousin, and stiffed me.

Dave H said...

Yeah, watch the forums where cartoonists and illustrators hang out, and you'll always see people offering jobs with terms like "I can't afford to pay you, but you'll get great exposure."

I can expose myself just fine, thank you.

deadmandance said...

Dammit, there was a website à la Cheezburger that was a compendium of things like this that I ran across a week or two ago, but now I can't for the life of me remember what it was called...

Brad Richards said...

Well, yes, we've all been there. People thinking that we love tech work (we do, of course), and want to do it for free (ahem).

That said, the source of this is apparently an Austrian designer who enjoys posting his interactions with other people. See the list on the left of the page.

He'd better be a very good designer.

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

Lost my sh*t at the first logo...

Erin Palette said...

As Mike Monteiro says, "F**k you, pay me."

Borepatch said...

Erin, word.

Overload in Colorado said...

Fast forward to last week:
http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/19/facebook-buying-whatsapp-for-16b-in-cash-and-stock-plus-3b-in-rsus/

Facebook buying Whatsapp for 16 Billion Dollars

And one last email from Simon would make it priceless
(btw, Simon Edhouse has nothing to do with Whatsapp, but it would be funny if he did)

Clive Phillips said...

This is worth a look, to get some context about David Thorne, and his history. He basically seems like a professional trouble maker, and with little or no credibility himself.
http://www.quora.com/Quora-Community/Has-David-Thorne-misrepresented-Quora-member-Simon-Edhouse/answer/Simon-Edhouse

Rick C said...

Deadmandance, you're probably thinking of Clients from Hell