I'm in need of venting some frustration and I'm pretty sure that you all know this all too well:
I'm assuming all of you (including me) are somehow professionally involved in graphic design. Working full-time and doing over-hours is still often bearable, considering we made our hobby into our job.
However, I just cannot stand it when people approach me outside my job, thinking I was just sitting there, waiting for them to approach me about making a flyer for them. Don't get me wrong, I love helping friends out. And i loved earning a few extra-bucks while i was still studying.
And on top of that, these are the exact kind of people who dont have a lot of appreciation for your job anyways. People, who will look at you as if you were trying to mess with them when you tell them you worked a bunch of ours for their stuff and want to receive an appropriate sum of money for it. People, who cant tell the difference between a prestiged ad agency and a copyshop.
Feel free to join in and tell me about your experiences youve made. And also, Im begging you: Tell me how you deal with these people. Thanks you in advance.