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ann dubois <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 30 Mar 2004 15:12:01 -0500
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I've found through various channels that some art directors are getting an easy
look as to what is out there by doing portfolio reviews in the pretext of a job
interview.. Never intending to buy just window shopping and then taking these new
ideas they've seen back to their staff ,for direction.

"Lynette R. Cook" wrote:

> on 3/30/04 6:44 AM, W.Andrew Recher at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > One freelance client (a fairly widely distributed magazine), whom I spoke with
> > on the phone, had several communications by email, and submitted a contract
> > (which they assured me looked fine) stopped returning my calls and emails.  My
> > question is, how often does this sort of thing happen to those of you with
> > more experience?
> (snip)
> This kind of thing still happens to me from time to time, even after 20
> years of being in the business. And some of the people who drop the ball and
> disappear are with very reputable companies. I'll e-mail and call, but at
> some point if there's no response I just have to drop that lead/potential
> job. As they say, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him
> drink." I assume it's a matter of "people being people" and some are more
> professional and courteous than others. Perhaps the budget has changed, or
> the project has been put on hold. Or a superior in the company wants to go a
> different direction and your contact doesn't have the courage, or take the
> time, to let you know.
> Lynette
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