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This Programmer Was Asked To Do ~40 Hours Work For Free, And His Brilliant Response Goes Viral
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This Programmer Was Asked To Do ~40 Hours Work For Free, And His Brilliant Response Goes Viral

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Remember when we wrote about how people just assume that artists should work for exposure? Well, turns out some people assume the same about programmers.

Recently, Zach Zundel was asked to do coding/backend work for free and he was not happy about it. “Lmao sorry friendaloo but if you want me to write you a couple thousand lines of code you get to profit from forever it’s gonna cost you,” Zach tweeted. In fact, not only was he asked to do ~40 hours of work for free, but the person asking for his work got angry when Zach didn’t agree! Zach posted his conversation on Twitter and it has gone viral since, with over 15k retweets and 48k likes. Check it out below!

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This programmer just got an interesting request to develop an app:

He posted the conversation on Twitter where it’s since been retweeted almost 16k times and liked by 48k people

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However, the person who tried to get a programmer work for free was clearly not impressed by the exposure

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Most people were quick to praise the programmer

What do you think about this situation? Comment below!

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Daria B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The way the customer takes the programmer's refusal to work for free reminds me of those a-holes who can't accept refusal from a potential love interest.

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Creedence Gerlach
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Precisely. Guy: Show me your tits. Girl: No. Guy: F**k you you ugly b***h go to the gym if you hate yourself so much. Girl: ???

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What people today, especially the "I'm entitled" crowd, fail to realize is that the concept of "Supply and Demand" is based on a two way process where goods and services, "Of Equal Value" are Willingly exchanged between the two parties. Many think they are "entitled" to get something for nothing. That's not the way the universe works. :O

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Imma Letchofinish
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I work in design and marketing and used to get this stuff all the time. The last time I got this kind of 'work for the exposure' I would say 'Ok, but I need to see your business plan, market research and be a part of any company decisions since my work is now part of your business. We should also discuss all of our compensation when this does go big. When it does, we should all be made rich since we're working on it for nothing.' The guy never called me back...funny how that happened....

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Daria B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The way the customer takes the programmer's refusal to work for free reminds me of those a-holes who can't accept refusal from a potential love interest.

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Creedence Gerlach
Community Member
6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Precisely. Guy: Show me your tits. Girl: No. Guy: F**k you you ugly b***h go to the gym if you hate yourself so much. Girl: ???

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What people today, especially the "I'm entitled" crowd, fail to realize is that the concept of "Supply and Demand" is based on a two way process where goods and services, "Of Equal Value" are Willingly exchanged between the two parties. Many think they are "entitled" to get something for nothing. That's not the way the universe works. :O

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Imma Letchofinish
Community Member
6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I work in design and marketing and used to get this stuff all the time. The last time I got this kind of 'work for the exposure' I would say 'Ok, but I need to see your business plan, market research and be a part of any company decisions since my work is now part of your business. We should also discuss all of our compensation when this does go big. When it does, we should all be made rich since we're working on it for nothing.' The guy never called me back...funny how that happened....

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