JadedSnapper is meeting LondonPRType at a cafe who has a PR job on offer.
LondonPRType: Jaded, dahling! How are you?
JadedSnapper: Yes, erm, wonderful
LondonPRType: So, I’ve heard you’re thinking of going freelance, and I’ve got a great opportunity for a ‘start-up’ business such as yourself
JS: [interest peaked] Okey-doke, what do you need?
LondonPRType: Well, my client is a four-star hotel. A four-star hotel JS, they don’t normally let you in!
JS: Well, no, but go on…
LondonPRType: – Yes, so this prestigious client of mine needs pictures doing at our prestigious event. I tried to get a photography student, but I need your quality!!
JS: Right well, how much are you going to offer me?
LondonPRType: [pushes an envelope across the table] I think you’ll be pleased with this offer
JS: [opens the envelope, a glossy piece of paper floats down] What’s this?
LondonPRType: Why that’s a voucher for a JuniorBurger at GoldenArches
JS: What’s that doing in the envelope?
LondonPRType: Why, that’s my offer, I know you like food!
JS: It’s certainly a very generous offer
LondonPRType: It certainly is!
JS: But I didn’t realise we’ve reverted to a bartering economy after centuries of using, erm, actual currency
LondonPRType: Ok, you’re a great photographer, so I’ll up my offer! I’ll give you a credit
JS: Ooh! A credit! That’s tipped the balance
LondonPRType: Look Jaded, this is a great opportunity for a start-up like you – A four star hotel!
JS: So, this hotel. I take it you’re charging them?
LondonPRType: Well, of course, I’m one of the top PRs in my head!
JS: And part of that fee will include providing photography I imagine…
LondonPRType: Well, yes, the sourcing, briefing and thieving from photographers is a time consuming business. I’ve got a dozen others to dupe after you!!
JS: But you don’t see fit to say, I don’t know, pay the photographer that you’re hiring to take these prestigious pictures for your prestigious client?
LondonPRType: Look, this is a great opportunity for a start-up business such as yourself. Think of the experience! A four star -
JS: Yes, I know. The hotel has four shiny stars
LondonPRType: Yes, but, look, if you do this one job for me, I’ll consider you for some even more prestigious jobs in the future. I might even refer you to other PRs!!
JS: Jobs that involve the exchange of currency?
LondonPRType: Well, no, if you accept doing this job for free – erm, I mean for my prestigious voucher – then I see no reason to pay you in the future.
JS: Oh, well how will these prestigious jobs differ then?
LondonPRType: I’ll give you a BigBurger Voucher!!
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