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Clair Voyant

« on: April 04, 2018, 12:22 »
+36
Oxymoron of the year award goes to...

Seriously? Getty sends out an email lecturing about expectations of a "fair" working environment?

I'd say it's pretty much non-existent as far as contributors are concerned - pennies for images and a buck or two for video is not a fair working environment at all.


« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 12:36 »
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When customers choose Getty Images, they come not only because of the quality of our content, but because they know that it has been produced with the highest standards of legal, ethical and professional behavior.

We have always worked to create safe, inclusive and fair working environments and we expect that you will share our commitment to these standards in your business activities and relationships when working with us. It is part of the trust we have built with our customers and what our joint reputations are built on.

Pass the sick-bag, Alice....

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 12:43 »
+13
Oxymoron of the year award goes to...

Seriously? Getty sends out an email lecturing about expectations of a "fair" working environment?

I'd say it's pretty much non-existent as far as contributors are concerned - pennies for images and a buck or two for video is not a fair working environment at all.

They can't even get their April Fool joke out on time  ::)
I haven't got the email.
Got it, must have been in a later send-out batch, or something.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 14:45 by ShadySue »

« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 12:56 »
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Pathetic and disgusting.


« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 13:24 »
0
So what did I miss?  The e-mail starts "In light of recent events..."  Did I miss something?  What big event took place the brought this on?

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 13:29 »
+1
So what did I miss?  The e-mail starts "In light of recent events..."  Did I miss something?  What big event took place the brought this on?
The events around #MeToo, presumably.
It's particularly focussed on an ethical way of using models.

« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 16:10 »
+6
So what did I miss?  The e-mail starts "In light of recent events..."  Did I miss something?  What big event took place the brought this on?
The events around #MeToo, presumably.
It's particularly focussed on an ethical way of using models.

So carefully worded that most people won't even know what it means, but presumably gives them a fig leaf of cover in case of lawsuits going after their deep pockets.   A masterpiece of corporate-speak.

« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 16:34 »
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LOL, at least I got a good laugh in today, what a joke! They treat the artist like dirt! They flat out lied to me on more the one Occassion. One example is when my video clips got ported to Getty I was told I would never make less money per sale then I do on iStock.... Uhhh yeah right I have statements  to prove that false!!

« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 21:48 »
+7
I'm seriously tempted to file a whistleblower complaint against them. They are so full of @#&$%^

« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 21:57 »
+1
So what did I miss?  The e-mail starts "In light of recent events..."  Did I miss something?  What big event took place the brought this on?

Recent news stories of a photograph or two sexually harassing models inc. underage girls.

« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2018, 02:16 »
+7
"Getty" and "fair" in the same sentence. Barf.

Chichikov

« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2018, 04:18 »
+2
"Getty" and "fair" in the same sentence. Barf.

Yes it is possible: "Getty is going to the fair"

« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2018, 05:23 »
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When customers choose Getty Images, they come not only because of the quality of our content, but because they know that it has been produced with the highest standards of legal, ethical and professional behavior.

We have always worked to create safe, inclusive and fair working environments and we expect that you will share our commitment to these standards in your business activities and relationships when working with us. It is part of the trust we have built with our customers and what our joint reputations are built on.

Pass the sick-bag, Alice....

I am so angry right now I think my head might explode.

I wonder if customers really don't know what their reputation is in terms of business practices over the last several decades. Is anybody reading this and not either laughing out loud or being infuriated?

It's this kind of exploitative business practice and corporate culture that foster the environment where other forms of abuse can exist or be easily covered up.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 11:05 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018, 06:25 »
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Dear Getty,

Is kicking out one of your top producing photographers because he blew the whistle on you giving images away fair? Is right out lying to people fair? Is selling my 4k video clips for pennies fair? Is a secretive culture fair? Is not answering direct questions on the forum fair? Well to let you know I never treat my models in any way close to the way you treat artist! If I did I would probably be in jail. 

namussi

« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 07:12 »
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I'm seriously tempted to file a whistleblower complaint against them. They are so full of @#&$%^

But you won't.

« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 08:53 »
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Dear Getty,

Is kicking out one of your top producing photographers because he blew the whistle on you giving images away fair? ...
I wasn't even thinking about that!!!! Oh the irony that they are asking people to whistle blow with their track record of how they treat whistle blowers.

Clair Voyant

« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2018, 10:21 »
0
Oxymoron of the year award goes to...

Seriously? Getty sends out an email lecturing about expectations of a "fair" working environment?

I'd say it's pretty much non-existent as far as contributors are concerned - pennies for images and a buck or two for video is not a fair working environment at all.

Jimminy Cricket It's only April and Getty clinched it.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2018, 10:28 »
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So what did I miss?  The e-mail starts "In light of recent events..."  Did I miss something?  What big event took place the brought this on?
The events around #MeToo, presumably.
It's particularly focussed on an ethical way of using models.

So carefully worded that most people won't even know what it means, but presumably gives them a fig leaf of cover in case of lawsuits going after their deep pockets.   A masterpiece of corporate-speak.
For me it's especially hilarious that they talk about 'talent'. When I was growing up in the West of Scotland, "Ah'm gaun tae the dancin'/pub the see if there's ony talent" didn't mean, "I'm going out to look for people I can have a hands-off professional relationship with".
(According to Urban Dictionary, that usage is still current, and not just here.)
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 10:30 by ShadySue »

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2018, 10:52 »
+11
This line in particular made me barf:

"We understand that you are independent. However, as your business practices while working on content for Getty Images may reflect upon the integrity of us all, we want to remind you that how you conduct yourself when creating imagery is just as important as the imagery itself.  "

That's right, I'm independent so you have no say in how I do my business. Rest assured it's more ethical and fair than you have ever done, Getty. In fact, your practices reflect upon the integrity of us contributors, not the other way around.

Shelma1

« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2018, 10:53 »
+1
In the U.S., "talent" refers to actors and models. That's why we have "talent agencies"...they represent actors and models.

fotorob

  • I am a professional stock photographer

« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2018, 11:22 »
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Dear Getty,

Is kicking out one of your top producing photographers because he blew the whistle on you giving images away fair?

@jjneff: Which photographer and which event are you refering to?

« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2018, 11:28 »
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Dear Getty,

Is kicking out one of your top producing photographers because he blew the whistle on you giving images away fair?

@jjneff: Which photographer and which event are you refering to?

It might be best not to name individuals unless they give permission.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2018, 11:30 »
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Dear Getty,

Is kicking out one of your top producing photographers because he blew the whistle on you giving images away fair?

@jjneff: Which photographer and which event are you refering to?

Don't be disingenuous!

« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2018, 11:44 »
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I am not going to name any names but many here know who I am referring too! The fact is Getty practices very shady business with artist!!

« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2018, 13:42 »
+6
Dear Getty,

Is kicking out one of your top producing photographers because he blew the whistle on you giving images away fair?

@jjneff: Which photographer and which event are you refering to?

That'd be me, I assume.


 

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