As photographers, many of us work on a freelance type basis. Though this is geared toward other freelance artists, 'Don't Get Screwed Over' came up with a social experiment where people could experience what it would feel like to be a freelancer. People who passed by the table had an opportunity to make $5 based on drawing something simple that what was requested of them. After they were done, they were met with a let down, and a refusal to pay, because the drawing wasn't quite as expected. The reactions were priceless.
“The video was created for a site that helps to raise awareness of the benefits from working with legal documents when freelancing—hoping to help freelancers not get ‘screwed over’ because of miscommunications or just bad luck”
The website http://www.dontgetscrewedover.com/ offers tips on how not to get 'screwed over' and also enables people to learn more about open source legal documents.
Do you feel that this social experiment was beneficial in being able to relay what a freelancer feels like? Or do you feel that it missed its mark?