A lot of people presume how interesting a job is because it looks dreamy from the outside, but not until they hear about how worse it can get. Sometimes, they even need to experience it first-hand to know how terrible it might actually be. Thus, here are some interesting stories from Reddit of people who have worked dream jobs that are a lot less interesting in reality!
Not like hobbyist, but business-owning ph]otographer. Sucks the love right out of your work.
Because you started the business to take pictures.
Then Karen doesn’t like the way she looks in one of them so she wants the whole set for free plus a reshoot for free plus those images for free.
Then the two high school kids getting into a very ill-advised marriage at EXACTLY 18 years old wants to book you for their wedding but their budget is only $50.
Then Karen calls back because she loves your work and wants to pay for another shoot, but only if you agree to do her friend’s daughter’s destination wedding for free.
Then you get a call from your last bride. It’s been two weeks since their wedding. WHERE THE F**K ARE HER PICTURES?
Then you get no leads from a bridal expo.
Then a client finds out you don’t support their candidate and tries to take you to court to get her money back.
Then some insta model who thinks she’s influencing people offers a “collab” where you take pro photos of her and she adds sh**ty insta filters to it and claims her friend took them. And she’s not gonna pay.
And then you get some entitled mom who wants you to photograph every day of her newborn’s first year of life for $100.
I went back to being a hobbyist. —[deleted]