I mentioned that there was this issue with someone I’m trying to contract who is here on a visa. Well, turns out they can do occasional consulting work, but in telling me this, they were also like “but I’d also do this free for the experience.”

1. No.

2. NO


3. NO



5. Now I feel like I have to go to bat and actually come up with a reasonable amount of money to pay this person, instead of them just being “pay me x” and me responding “well, we can afford y”