Underpriced and working.
Q: IS IT BETTER TO TAKE THE UNDERPRICED JOBS AT A SILLY RATE AND HAVE WORK COMING IN, OR POLITELY SAY THANKS BUT NO, AND HAVE NOTHING?
A: When you are just getting started I kind of have the blue-collar philosophy of git what you can git when you can git it! You’re just starting. You’re inexperienced. You need to learn on the job. You’ll be doing crap work for crap pay for a while. Hopefully you are keeping your expenses as low as possible. Hopefully you are handling $50 jobs as though they are $5,000 jobs. You have kids to feed? They won’t live long on a plate of “integrity.” Sometimes you do a job just because you need grocery money today.
You do that for a while. Some will struggle here for a year or two; some will ...