Had to laugh at a current Edinburgh Gumtree ad for a freelance artworker: Mac operator / artworker / designer | Leith | Gumtree They want some poor bugger to camp out in their office full time for the privilege of doing the few hours of work a week they 'expect' to chuck them. So, for the privilege of spending every day in their office, ruling out any chance of in-house work anywhere else, providing your expertise and your own equipment, they will let you PAY THEM £250 a month (but they'll chuck in WIFI and a phone) – phew! Oh, and their permission to keep working on your own projects. Generous beyond belief really – practically a charity. I can only imagine the fluffy working relationship this level of one-sided control-freakery would produce. Reads like a small company who needs, but is scared of, freelancers and doesn't trust any employee they can't hover over. They'd be better hiring a competent local (there are plenty in Edinburgh) who can advise what's best done in-house and what can be done remotely then agree a retainer for X number of hours a month. Simples!