Hey <NAME>,

In the future, if you have moral concerns when I'm asking people for help, can you phone or PM me first? I'm very happy for you to point out that you are contacting me in public, and I'll make time to speak privately as soon as I can. Then, if you don't like my response, I guess I feel it's fair if you want to go ahead and raise your concerns publicly.

My situation right now is this: after making The Switch, I owe a lot of people *a lot* of money and the income we were expecting hasn't arrived yet. I need to find money to live on, and I'm trying to do it with regards to principles that I think we share. I'm lucky enough to be able to make an income doing things that overlap with my values, but I'm also working contract-to-contract (so that I have a schedule that lets me finish the show), which means I don't have a day job. Until things level out, which might be soon or... might not, sometimes when I'm doing work for pay, I'm asking people to help me do my job well and I'm paying them a cut as best I can. In my experience, when there's something that, whether it's the case or not, makes the first impression of a call-out, even when a public discussion follows that satisfies the original concerns raised, everyone disengages

 

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Revised post (using response from original thread):

 

I am giving a Transgender-related talk for some UBC psych students. For the first quarter of this presentation, I need some "trans 101" powerpoint slides. If anyone has these and would be okay with me using them, I would like to pay $10 (to you or a cause of your choice) for the okay to do so once.

(See below for how I came up with this figure)

 

 
I'm getting $60 for about 5 hours of work. That's what I could negotiate - which is a step up from doing it for free, which is what I'm used to. The rest of the presentation is on related subjects (like the history of trans people w/r/t psychology) where I will have to generate the material from scratch. I'll also be fielding live questions. Plus there was a lot of overhead that went into this presentation. This material will constitute up to 1/6 of the content in the presentation, so I'm paying 1/6 of my fee.

I'm not asking to own the material, just license some of it to be used as a portion of a larger presentation, *once.* If I use it again, I pay again with the exact amount to be negotiated at that time.

(By comparison, as a songwriter, I get about 3 cents every time someone legally plays the song I wrote.)
If one is in a shaky position in a tournament game wherein there are few top positions, and other placings ore worthless, it is often wise to increase the volatility of one's points by adopting risky strategies up the point where they are actively punished.

So drop off your resume... at your boss' house... on Christmas morning. They can't arrest you, and they can't make you any more unemployed than you already are.
It scares me when I'm productive in a conventional sense.

While I once took a semester of Queer Women's Autobiographies, Eugenics and Urban Social Geography, or Chinese Lit, Candadian Sci-Fi, Antropological Methodology and Theories of Urban Economic Development now I'm studying French, Spanish, Economics and Calculus. I'm editing. I seem to be in a relationship (very weird). I warked for two candididates in the election an now I soom to be knee deep in the student election.

I was largely idle for eight months, nom I'm... doing things.

Creepy.

God help me if I ever get a job, especially if it's something especially "useful." I don't think I could take it.

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