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    Default How Cheap some MNC can be

    I just got a request by my friend to help her company cover a company trip.

    for free.. they claim they will PAY FOR MY TRIP.

    Let me clear this, its not a trip to a very exotic location(next door only), its a 3 day trip, and their grp is not exactly small (100+)

    Would any idiot actually take up this kinda job for free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    I just got a request by my friend to help her company cover a company trip.

    for free.. they claim they will PAY FOR MY TRIP.

    Let me clear this, its not a trip to a very exotic location(next door only), its a 3 day trip, and their grp is not exactly small (100+)

    Would any idiot actually take up this kinda job for free?
    if u gian png enuff... u will... provided that friend is somebody u are after, then u can spend 3 days taking pictures of her officially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    if u gian png enuff... u will... provided that friend is somebody u are after, then u can spend 3 days taking pictures of her officially.
    Hmm good idea ah.. then i take one photo each of the staff then close shop.. go bake in the sun

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    I just got a request by my friend to help her company cover a company trip.

    for free.. they claim they will PAY FOR MY TRIP.

    Let me clear this, its not a trip to a very exotic location(next door only), its a 3 day trip, and their grp is not exactly small (100+)

    Would any idiot actually take up this kinda job for free?

    Depends lah... does MNC happen to be FHM ? Is the staff all girls/hot/single/available?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    Hmm good idea ah.. then i take one photo each of the staff then close shop.. go bake in the sun
    ask them to post in services wanted lor.. which co?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    I just got a request by my friend to help her company cover a company trip.

    for free.. they claim they will PAY FOR MY TRIP.

    Let me clear this, its not a trip to a very exotic location(next door only), its a 3 day trip, and their grp is not exactly small (100+)

    Would any idiot actually take up this kinda job for free?
    you should take up the offer under 1 condition: you need a PA (preferably your gf/wife) and your cam will be your Sony Ericsson K800i
    always the Light, .... always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    if u gian png enuff... u will... provided that friend is somebody u are after, then u can spend 3 days taking pictures of her officially.
    I like the way u think. but really depend also if need to take leave or not.. or how pretty the girl is. Have to weigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramius75 View Post
    I like the way u think. but really depend also if need to take leave or not.. or how pretty the girl is. Have to weigh.
    if weigh become 200 pound how?
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    I think I'll recommend to sgvideoman. At least there's some 咖啡水...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    if weigh become 200 pound how?
    depends on which part gained more weight then. the top must be bigger than the middle, the middle must be smaller than the bottom weight wise im ok with big girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramius75 View Post
    depends on which part gained more weight then. the top must be bigger than the middle, the middle must be smaller than the bottom weight wise im ok with big girls
    a 200 pound top is omgggg

    prob will need a super wide wide angle lens.. hmm or prob i'll do paranoma

    Nah.. no way im gonna cover it for free..
    hmm shoot film.. force them to develop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    I just got a request by my friend to help her company cover a company trip.

    for free.. they claim they will PAY FOR MY TRIP.

    Let me clear this, its not a trip to a very exotic location(next door only), its a 3 day trip, and their grp is not exactly small (100+)

    Would any idiot actually take up this kinda job for free?

    Normally, I will be the first to slam your friend for exploiting photographers. However, been in the same shoe before.

    If they hire you, you will have to be an approved sub-contractor, your service/fees will be up for review and approval etc etc etc.

    However, by paying your transportation, room and board, your cost can be hidden within other budgets. I once negotiated a similar arrangement, we did offer to take the photographer's wife along as his assistant. All worked out quite well.

    Now, the key question, your friend .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    Normally, I will be the first to slam your friend for exploiting photographers. However, been in the same shoe before.

    If they hire you, you will have to be an approved sub-contractor, your service/fees will be up for review and approval etc etc etc.

    However, by paying your transportation, room and board, your cost can be hidden within other budgets. I once negotiated a similar arrangement, we did offer to take the photographer's wife along as his assistant. All worked out quite well.

    Now, the key question, your friend .....
    no its not her idea.. was her manager's

    maybe i can bring my whole family along..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    no its not her idea.. was her manager's

    maybe i can bring my whole family along..
    Good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    a 200 pound top is omgggg

    prob will need a super wide wide angle lens.. hmm or prob i'll do paranoma

    Nah.. no way im gonna cover it for free..
    hmm shoot film.. force them to develop!
    its really up to u to decide

    its a free market economy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    I just got a request by my friend to help her company cover a company trip.

    for free.. they claim they will PAY FOR MY TRIP.

    Let me clear this, its not a trip to a very exotic location(next door only), its a 3 day trip, and their grp is not exactly small (100+)

    Would any idiot actually take up this kinda job for free?
    Who is SHE to ask for free.
    Are you a free-lance photographer? Or just a hobbyist? if so, get a assistant to follow you to help out. Not easy to handle 100+ ppl, you know?
    FREE?? must set condition.too.
    Clean Air & Water not free, you know?
    Your Camera FREE one?? You have to pay, also mah.
    Ask HER for some allowance like S$100 x 3days, better than nothing.
    Don't be an IDIOT

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    Default Re: How Cheap some MNC can be

    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    I just got a request by my friend to help her company cover a company trip.

    for free.. they claim they will PAY FOR MY TRIP.

    Let me clear this, its not a trip to a very exotic location(next door only), its a 3 day trip, and their grp is not exactly small (100+)

    Would any idiot actually take up this kinda job for free?
    of cos got la. so far got ppl PM u for the job offer not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdChen View Post
    Who is SHE to ask for free.
    Are you a free-lance photographer? Or just a hobbyist? if so, get a assistant to follow you to help out. Not easy to handle 100+ ppl, you know?
    FREE?? must set condition.too.
    Clean Air & Water not free, you know?
    Your Camera FREE one?? You have to pay, also mah.
    Ask HER for some allowance like S$100 x 3days, better than nothing.
    Don't be an IDIOT
    Wau u sounded just like me when she asked HAHAHA


    no lah not her.. its her stupid manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    I just got a request by my friend to help her company cover a company trip.

    for free.. they claim they will PAY FOR MY TRIP.

    Let me clear this, its not a trip to a very exotic location(next door only), its a 3 day trip, and their grp is not exactly small (100+)

    Would any idiot actually take up this kinda job for free?
    err,just say no to her manager's request..... since you find the conditions not satisfactory.

    Sure you could spend your time better than to cover the trip, right?
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    The fact that you have doubts already tells that you don't feel comfortable. So the answer is clear, don't take the "offer".

    Go some where further & at the same time can do some diving will be better :-)

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