April 01, 2004

FIGHT THE POWER

Fellow Bondi Junction freelancers Paul Ham and Pat Sheil -- God only knows how much alcohol was consumed during this little exercise -- demand wage justice:

Freelance writers should organise, unionise, and generally make trouble, according to a groundbreaking report tabled this week by the Bondi Junction Institute of Advanced Studies (BJIOAS). The report scrutinises the state of the freelance writers' market and the freelance economic landscape.

Among the reportís recommendations:

Freelance writers are currently paid by the word. It is recommended the AFU borrow the billable hours formula used to such good effect by the legal profession, and move to billable syllables.

Works for me. Er, I mean, it seems to have functional applications personally.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 1, 2004 01:57 AM
Comments

The world needs literature, sure. What I want to here these writers explain is: Why do I need your literature?

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at April 1, 2004 at 02:12 AM

P.S. Check the date on the article and make sure they're not having you on.

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at April 1, 2004 at 02:14 AM

The joke is got, SI.

Posted by: tim at April 1, 2004 at 02:43 AM

...the Bondi Junction Institute of Advanced Studies...

Introduction to Beer
Advanced Beer
Drinking to Excess
Elementary Surfing
Avoidance of Drowning while Surfing and Drinking
Smooth Lines to Impress the Sheilas
The Importance of Being Fully Sick
Panhandling Techniques
Navigating the Number 400 Bus

Posted by: Angie Schultz at April 1, 2004 at 02:51 AM

Tim,

If the writing really goes well, you can move that last kilometre or so to Bellevue Hill, we can always do with more RWDBs in our Tory heartlands.

Posted by: Toryhere at April 1, 2004 at 09:29 AM

Sounds like a load of C*ck 'n' Bull to me.

Posted by: Jimi at April 1, 2004 at 09:53 AM