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Author Topic: Biting the hand that feeds you.  (Read 8040 times)

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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2014, 14:13 »
+15
This is the epitome of the backwards thinking companies like iStock/Getty and Shutterstock (to a slightly lesser extent) have been attempting to brainwash into some of the more impressionable, less confident contributors. To the point where they have even somewhat successfully changed the meaning of the word "commission" to mean OUR percentage. Sure sounds more reasonable that we make 15% "commission" on sales, rather than the historically TRUE meaning of the term, as "remuneration for services rendered or products sold as a common way to reward sales people". The stock companies would obviously be the sales people in this relationship, and letting them take a 70-85% commission to sell OUR work is really disgusting if you think about it objectively. Any company that claims they can't stay afloat and profitable while offering a 50% split is based on lies, greed and the fact that many folks buy into it, even to the point of defending it.

The attitude of this topic creator reminds me of when I had terrible warehouse jobs as a youth, and the bosses would respond to our valid complaints with, "Well, I hear McDonalds is hiring." Many employees accepted this sort of moral beat-down, and the ones I still know lead pretty * miserable lives these days.

I won't criticize the posters portfolio, other than saying with the quality and quantity of the work, it's a shame his/her self-confidence and self-worth are this low. Place like MSG help promote a solidarity and any sort of power and unity we can wield is in ALL content creators best interests, given the lack of a union or something similar. Call it whining, but it's really more about checks and balances. That would be like calling the free press in the USA "whiners", when even the drafters of the Constitution understood the need for such checks and balances.


Goofy

« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2014, 14:37 »
+2
The attitude of this topic creator reminds me of when I had terrible warehouse jobs as a youth, and the bosses would respond to our valid complaints with, "Well, I hear McDonalds is hiring." Many employees accepted this sort of moral beat-down, and the ones I still know lead pretty * miserable lives these days.


My father fell into this category until the day him a few other friends purchase the shipping company- he fired all the loading dock managers and told them that McDonalds is hiring! Actually Burger King in our small town... 8)


« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2014, 14:59 »
+6
So I see a major flaw of the Ignore function here is that it doesn't keep threads started by the people you ignore out of view. Bummer.

« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2014, 18:35 »
-4
mike wakes up. drinks coffee -- strong. gets idea. "I think I will do some s**t disturbing today at msg. just toss about some crap and poke a stick in the monkey cage and have some fun. -- ya know-- play the room like a violin".

haha

not taking the bait post ho.


LOL!!

Shhhhhh don't tell everyone my secrets

:)

LOL

« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2014, 18:39 »
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So I see a major flaw of the Ignore function here is that it doesn't keep threads started by the people you ignore out of view. Bummer.

That is a crying shame

But then again he wont see this response

:)


« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2014, 18:40 »
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Shutterstock Rocks!

Need I say more?

 :)

« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2014, 18:42 »
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Any of you who question the quality of my images, my sales, my income, or anything else.
I invite you to post your sales, your gallery links
Your monthly / yearly sales figures

I will be more than glad to review them for you

;)

Mark Windom Photography

« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2014, 20:22 »
+4

Need I say more?


I think you've said enough.  :)

« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2014, 20:37 »
-2

Need I say more?


I think you've said enough.  :)

You misquoted me
I said

Shutterstock Rocks!
Need I say More?

Thank You

:)

Just wait for Tomorrows Topic!

Goofy

« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2014, 20:50 »
0
mike wakes up. drinks coffee -- strong. gets idea. "I think I will do some s**t disturbing today at msg. just toss about some crap and poke a stick in the monkey cage and have some fun. -- ya know-- play the room like a violin".

haha

not taking the bait post ho.

What kind of coffee do you drink Mike?


LOL!!

Shhhhhh don't tell everyone my secrets

:)

LOL

Goofy

« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2014, 20:51 »
+1

Need I say more?


I think you've said enough.  :)

You misquoted me
I said

Shutterstock Rocks!
Need I say More?

Thank You

:)

Just wait for Tomorrows Topic!

Like a great TV series - Season Final ends on a cliff hanger! Now I will not be able to sleep tonight until I read the new post!  8)



 

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