I Can't Believe It! - sadly I can


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I was wandering around my local shops today and spotted a postcard advert thingy somebody had placed in the shop window. Essentially a chap has written a 700 page book has it all typed up but wants a designer to lay it out and make ready for perfect bound print. Fair enough so I phoned him. After the general chat about who I am, what I have done etc. we got to the nitty griity. He had said in his advert that he had a fixed price for this to be done but, you know, it's 700pages and various images to make print-ready so a fair bit of work.

The bit I wasn't prepared for: "My budget for this is £100". Cue me making my goodbyes and apologies for not wanting the project.

£100 for 700 pages??? :icon_eek:

He then had the cheek to phone back and ask why I wasn't interested. "Errr because you want to pay less than 15p a page for typesetting".

* End Of Rant *
all i have to say to this is LOL even if you worked 8hrs a day on this job you are max doing between 30 - 50 pages i would of told him to stick it were the sun dont shine haha