Working for Free

  • David K Whiting

    Actor

    Would you believe it! My Boiler has broke and I cannot find a trained plumber who will fix it for expenses only!

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  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    HA! Nice. :D

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  • Mark Joseph

    Actor

    Make sure to let them know you'll write a testimonial for their website.

    M.

    • 26th Feb 2009
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    Eight castings on this site this morning that I am eligible to submit for. All eight are unpaid.

    God my wife is going to kick me out.

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Oh for Gods Sake....what is it with Plumbers???!!

    Um...hang on...tell the plumbers that you will "Feed and water them" and that you will give them a nice picture of the new boiler installation....that should do the trick!!

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    Tell them you'll film it and give them a copy.

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    haha i saw a casting on another site today (not ccp) for an expenses only film! but in the breakdown they say that they cannot afford to pay expenses and they only said they would to get it listed on the casting site! hahah

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Phew...thank Goodness this thread is not attracting any sarcasm!

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    ha! the irony of it all is that the first job i have just found that is unpaid but near to where i live added in the casting call that "no experience is necessary" ..... lol what do i make of that?

    • 26th Feb 2009
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    This is great.

    Over the last couple of weeks, things have got very serious (it needed to )

    It's great to have a laugh at the ridiculousness (is that a word?) of the situation.

    Sarah

    xx

    • 26th Feb 2009
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    Frankly the plumber should love his job so why shouldnt he do it for nothing........have the enjoyment of fixing it for you rather than money to pay the rent.......thats how it works right????

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    well Plumbing is just a hobby after all...

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Antonio Rochira

    Actor

    This was one of my favourite ads:-

    "Expenses, meals and copy of DVD/footage for showreel.

    …we are looking for (brilliant!) actors who are able to work on 1-4 nights depending upon the role as the project involves night shoots towards the end of March/beginning of April. There are also moving car scenes so an ability to drive may be a requirement."

    Not only do they want actors for free...they want brilliant actors for free!!!

    And, as if anyone is going to admit to not being a brilliant actor anyway.

    • 26th Feb 2009
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    Lol - this thread cheered me up a lot!

    Perhaps you needed to say you're a student for your plumber to come for free?? And don't forget to add that it will be an extremely rewarding experience for them ;-)

    Suzanne

    xx

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    ...and that they will be working with first class 'professional crew' in the shoot...don't forget to mention that when you ask your plumber to do it for free, cover his own costs AND pay for the DVD copy and testimonial...and bring some sandwiches for the rest of the crew

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Sarah...everybody...please...we're trying to help David get his ruddy boiler fixed...C'mon luvs?!!!

    David...you could also try www.ChieflyCrazyPlumbers.com

    Its a website dedicated to helping professional plumbers who are looking for work.

    On there the plumbers pay around £150 plus per year to the website to access professional plumbing jobs.

    The really great thing is, 75% of them are for clients like yourself. ie: Clients who are willing to give the plumbers the chance to work for zilch!

    It might be worthwhile looking them up?

    Only one thing... some of the professional plumbers on that site might expect some money for doing the work....obvioulsly you need professional and skilled plumbers to fix your boiler, who will work for "nothing" So do tell them how fixing your boiler will raise their professional profile!

    Other than that.....ummmm.....have you tried Plumber School students?!!

    • 26th Feb 2009
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    ha hahaha

    • 26th Feb 2009
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    Loving it.

    • 26th Feb 2009
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  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    ...should I admit I had to read that twice before I got it?

    • 26th Feb 2009
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    YEAH.. NEVER MIND YOU READ TWICE ... admit it you googled ChieflyCrazyPlumbers.... nice one mark.

    Guess what .. when im not acting my other life is plumbing.. and no never done a job for free and never been asked to!!

    • 26th Feb 2009
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