I work at a publishing house and started working on a new project where the author wanted 50 images in his book. I sent him an email asking for the image files and he calls me back.
Client: So you’ve asked that I send you the images at 300dpi and all these other requirements that I don’t understand. Didn’t you get the file I sent you?
The file he sent me was a .DOC with the images pasted there.
Me: I did, thank you, but I need the image files themselves.
Client: Well I don’t have them. Just google!
Me: What about the image permissions?
Client: Well in a perfect world this book would be on the New York Times bestseller list and everyone would read it, but that’s not going to happen so I don’t think anyone will notice.
Me: But stealing images and hoping no one notices won’t work except in a perfect world.
Client: Okay, so you’ll do that.
I ended up reverse searching all of the images from his .DOC file and chasing down permissions for a week, none of which was in my job description.