We hear it all the time from clients or those who want to be clients; “do me a favor and…”
It always ends up with creatives being asked to work for free or give up something we would rather not give up. It makes us feel low, worthless and frustrated and those are feelings no human should have, especially in business. What about when it comes from other creatives? Shouldn’t we know better? Are there those that know better but take advantage of their peers?
Computer technology has had a huge impact on the economy and education, and the number of online transactions is escalating. This makes competition tough, although there are endless opportunities. The Internet is a world of opportunity where flowers of success grow on the trees of conversion.
The Internet certainly is amazing; anyone can reach almost anyone else. The only hitch is that competitors abound. If you don’t manage to float to the top with online charisma, millions of potential buyers will ignore what little waves you make. Today’s customer is free to select, compare and analyze your products and services against those of your competitors.
When most people think about preparing for their own death, they inevitably think about creating a will… it is sort of the default consideration regarding death planning. Of course, there is no question that creating a will is an enormously important step, and one that is ignored by far too many people who simply do not want to think about death. However, in the modern technological world there are many other considerations beyond a simple final will and testament!
For example, a significant percentage of people also do not take the time to consider the online world when they are planning for their passing. Today there is an enormous amount of information, property, finances and other important considerations that are found only online. Each of these elements must be appropriately planned for in order to confirm the appropriate utilisation and management of them after your death.
Certainly there are many of us out there seeking jobs. Either we were laid off or just can’t stand our employers and their weird take on employee’s rights or practice of the Peter Principle and the promotion of serial incompetents and mental patients. In job searches for those who aim higher than the food service industry, the search usually entails recruiters. After God made the weasel, rat, leech and lawyer, the recruiter appeared, which is another explanation of the extinction of the dinosaurs and other species.
Over the past couple of years I have noticed a trend among the jobs I have fielded through recruiters – “bait and switch.” They call about a position and salary that makes one’s mouth water and keeps an erection for days or weeks, depending on how fast the process goes until the truth comes out.