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Here is an other winner from Mandy

 

http://www.mandy.com....cfm?v=41615574

 

I really like the capital letters. "Steady Cam Operator w/gear (if you are new to the position and need material for your reel, please contact us. DO NOT contact us if you request a day rate)"

I wish there was a way to enforce the state/federal minimum wage in America on these websites. Not that I think anyone should work as a steadicam operator for minimum wage.

Happy Holidays!!!

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I'm reposting this bit off of one of my blogs from earlier this week:

 

"If you are affected or feel affected by the no-pay low-pay work offers and/or those who accept them it's probably time to fish in a bigger pond and reevaluate your own marketing / networking mind-set in the business. CL or Mandy is no place to build your business or your resume. Trolling or dwelling on CL / Mandy or low-ballers is time and effort you should put into quality time planning and building your clientele using a more professional approach."

 

Robert

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Those guys are just making film shorts for fun. I do that as well from time to time. While I am all about getting paid, it's kinda hard for me to get upset at that sort of thing unless it's a for-profit enterprise. It doesn't seem to me they're looking for a professional anything and staying within their boundaries if you will. Had they said they wanted a decade worth of A list feature work under the belt and offered $150/day for rendered services there might be an issue here

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Some time ago there was a guy with a great ad, i think it was on mandy. I wish i saved that ad, it was funny as hell but oh so true.

Something like

 

Looking for a steadicam op with gear. You must be able to fly the gear in on your own expenses, if you cant work that day, leave your gear with us at no cost, etc etc. I hope somebody remembers that one?

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Some time ago there was a guy with a great ad, i think it was on mandy. I wish i saved that ad, it was funny as hell but oh so true.

 

I think maybe you mean this little gem:

 

http://www.wbd3.com/steadicamforum/dp-steadi_mandy1.pdf

 

I replied to the job with the following cover letter:

 

"Dear Boss,

Funniest posting on Mandy ever! Kudos!"

 

The guy who posted it turned out to be a cam op. Here's his reply to me:

 

"Thank you for replying to my mandy.com ad and thanks for getting it. You would not believe how many craigslist replies I got from people who thought it was serious. I thought for sure mandy would reject it. Anyway, I am meeting a lot of cool people through the ad which I did just to blow off some steam. Unfortunately, you are not who we are looking for at this time, but we will keep your resume on file for future nightmares. haha"

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Some time ago there was a guy with a great ad, i think it was on mandy. I wish i saved that ad, it was funny as hell but oh so true.

 

I think maybe you mean this little gem:

 

http://www.wbd3.com/steadicamforum/dp-steadi_mandy1.pdf

 

I replied to the job with the following cover letter:

 

"Dear Boss,

Funniest posting on Mandy ever! Kudos!"

 

The guy who posted it turned out to be a cam op. Here's his reply to me:

 

"Thank you for replying to my mandy.com ad and thanks for getting it. You would not believe how many craigslist replies I got from people who thought it was serious. I thought for sure mandy would reject it. Anyway, I am meeting a lot of cool people through the ad which I did just to blow off some steam. Unfortunately, you are not who we are looking for at this time, but we will keep your resume on file for future nightmares. haha"

 

There ya go. Thats the one. Man, it hits the nail on the head. Cool that you kept it on stock, very cool

 

 

Greets

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Since we are independent contractors they wayside any wage standards etc. They may post all they want, but no one should except a gig like that. I do a charity gig a year for dear friends, but that's about it. There is no benefit in getting stuff for your reel that is not noteworthy.

 

JA

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Date: 1250186756

PostID: 1321389193

Title: (crew gigs) Need Crew to build me a house

Need plumber, electrician, carpenter, the works. Prefer people who have left over materials from other jobs who can provide them at no cost. Must have own tools. I can't afford to pay you but I will provide all the free pizza you can eat(2 piece maximum) and all the non bottled water you can drink! (the neighbors have a hose). This is a great opportunity for you to gain credit building a real house that you can put on your resume. I am sure that it will get you lots of future jobs and be totally worth it. Must have own tools and be fully licensed and bonded. I plan on turning right around and selling this house and while I won't put it in the contract (or even have a contract) when I make boatloads of money from this venture I promise to give you a piece of it.

 

 

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