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"I envy you—laughing all day long, and being paid for it, too!"
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"I'm lookin' for a couple of fast guns who ain't afraid to lay down their life. There's no pay, but it'll be a great way to get your name out there."
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"You know what I wish? I wish there was a foundation that gave grants just to lie fallow for a year or so."
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'I started freelancing because I didn't like working for other people. Of course, they didn't like me working for them either.'
Freelance test rat
'As a teleworker Colin sometimes struggled against feelings of isolation.'
'No contract, no work.'
"Wait...you want paid for your services? I thought you were a free-lancer."
"I'm freelance, that's why I'm faster."
Art Studio: We do not accept "free exposure" payments.
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"We do not usually acknowledge unsolicited manuscripts, but we want you to know that we tore yours into tiny pieces. Yours sincerely, The Op-Ed Page."
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"Here's my card. Give me a call if you ever need a barfly."
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Felix McGillicuddy, freelance palindrome writer.
"I get you're an entrepreneur, but what do you do?"
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"The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat."
'...you say my electronic submission carried a virus that destroyed all the hard drives in your company?'
'Freelancing might be a viable option.'
'Looks like Harold is having a hard time transitioning from freelancer to in-house.'
'Look, there are the freelancers!'
"I'd like to apply for the position of cartoonist. Though I may warn you, I cannot draw faces, feet, fingers, cars, horses ..."
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'With one stroke of his fibre-tipped pen, Cartoonman laid waste to all that was evil...'
"I'm really an actor. I'm just doing this until I'm offered the right roll-er."