I got my skills very early in life and never looked back. A lot of people in my line of work are ex-military, but I was trained and worked as a civilian all of my life. It’s funny when I was at school all the advice I got was about getting a ‘good’ job with a ‘reputable company’. What they meant was ‘large’.
Imagine, turning around to a lawyer, an accountant, a doctor and telling them that they weren’t going to be paid.
I listened to your advice – but I am not going to use it – so I don’t owe you.Wrote no one ever.
So why does that happen to designers, creators, writers et al?