A woman who is looking to dispense
With part-time jobs in lieu of one that pays
Commensurate with her experience,
Has got an interview in several days.
Her research shows they have contracts galore
Despite the fact the company’s quite young;
She’s done good work with some of them before-
She hopes to make it past their lowest rung.
The interview goes well, but at the end,
They cannot offer salaried employment-
Instead, they generously condescend
To offer unpaid work for her enjoyment.
An engineer would tell them where to shove it-
So why is it assumed that artists love it?