Saturday, January 19, 2008

Update on an A-hole...

Well, guess what.... it feels good to burn the first bridge of my life.... That guy emailed me back and said the following, "The more I look at your work, the more I like it. Is it possible that you could do two frames in an hour, or would you have compromise the quality too much?".... here was my emailed response. JERK... "Actually when i heard about this job i assumed that it would be a part time job. It's not worth my time when i'm only making $20 per day. I run a freelance business on the side and i charge twice as much for something like what i did for you. I was only willing to compromise when i thought that the amount you were offering would be for a full or part time job. Good artists are NOT underpaid. They are well respected in their field and will accept nothing less than what they are worth. I know a LARGE amount of artists who make very good money for their art. Artists at major and even minor studios are paid well within their means. You should rethink the way you do business with artists, its very unprofessional and almost condescending. Even if you DID pay me more i don't think i would reconsider the offer. You treat artists like they are factory workers. I went to a university and studied art for this career. You are not paying for the amount of time that i put in the piece, you are paying for the time that it took me to become as good as i am. I can guarantee you that if you treated artists as highly as your fellow businessman, you would get someone to work for you and STAY with you for the whole six months perhaps even longer. Consider this when another good artist comes along. sincerely, Lindsay Heinzen" Boy that felt good. :)

3 comments:

The Lowes said...

that's awesome! u have good comebacks, i wish i was like that. i'm always so frustrated and hot and red from being mad that I can only spit out one liners like....UM, WHATEVER! or OH OKAY! I need some lessons from you.

SM said...

VERY nice, Grasshopper. I have taught you well... ;)

I'm proud of you for being honest with him.

Janae said...

You seem smarter when you're mad in emails. Real genius like.