Yesterday, I met with some potential clients to discuss being involved in one of their projects. We discussed and agreed to a weekly rate for a 40-hour workweek when the following took place:
Client: The expectation is that you will donate 5-10 hours of your time per week to the project.
Me: I’m sorry, we just agreed on me being paid for 40 hours.
Client: That’s right, but we want you to work 45 – 50 hours a week, and we’ll pay you for 40.
Me: No, sorry. I will work the 40 hours stipulated but no more unless you pay for the extra.
Client: You see, this is why you millennials are never be able to afford to buy property!
I still fail to see the connection between working for free and owning property.