Cracker by Damian Christie

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Cracker: It's (self-employed) Business Time

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  • Kim Wilson,

    All the very best with the freelancing! (And good luck with the tabby/birman thing too...)

    Nth Canty • Since Dec 2006 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Lose the "freelance" term D, tell people you've gone "ronin".

    Plant lots of catnip.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Buskers Festival in Chch is very good. I think the whole city is a swamp, but it has a special place in my heart because just occasionally I manage to make it to the festival. It's really world class.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    The footage of Colin Fry repeatedly trying and failing to guess something of relevance gladdened my bitter skeptic's soul.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Keith Ng,

    Being freelance –as far as parents are concerned at least– is clearly synonymous with "job seeker".

    Welcome to the club, Damian. It took three years of not starving to demonstrate to my parents that I am, in fact, not unemployed. However, they probably just assume that I'm dealing drugs now, because surely, nobody can make a living with just journalism...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • Keith Ng,

    And salaries are for pussies.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • Evan Yates,

    Meeeoww!

    (dammit!)

    Hamiltron, Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Nov 2006 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • John,

    Yes, but you haven't said if you are going to still let us peek into your private life and thoughts and find out if 'sex in the city' feline style is alive.
    All the best for your free-lance venture.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2007 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • InternationalObserver,

    Thanks for the Fry link, I wanted to watch it when it aired but recorded the other channel instead. Shall we start a Pool to see how long before you get hired by TV3? Maybe they could ditch the two aussie reporters on the NZ staff and get you instead? I much prefer kiwi accents to ozzie ones when hearing 'our' news.

    Re the observation that the bulk of the audience were oblivious to all of Fry's 'misses' ~ yes, amazing isn't it? I have a friend who visits a psychic semi regularly and comes back with all sorts of tosh. The psychic is so confident of her work that she provides a tape recording of the session. Listening to it is amazing - it's all generalities with a lot of fishing. And once my friend bites the psychic reels her in. And yet my friend remains oblivious. When she listens to the tape all she hears are the 'psychic revelations'.

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    @ keith, meeeoooowwww.

    (that's the sound of my rapidly shrinking student loan. some days it just purrs).

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    @keith: surely that's "salaries are for purses"?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Keith Ng,

    Oh Che, all that disposable income and soon-to-be-debt-free lifestyle is bound to make you soft! Soft, I tell you!

    (Hey, I've got to justify being poor somehow, and I think virtue ethics is the easier way to go here.)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • Kim Griggs,

    Just a quick spruik for the national freelancers' conference

    www.freelance2008.co.nz

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 19 posts Report Reply

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