One percenter, and IMAGINARY feminist, Amy Siskind, hired me to edit a video. I requested that she email me the the clips, and a road map for the edit. Which I was told I would receive when I gave her the quote of $250-300. I requested that each clip be labeled, with a description, and name of the interviewee. I also clearly requested that Amy let me know what order she wanted the clips edited. YOU KNOW! Simple requests from a “supposed” producer!!!
That’s NOT what I got! Instead I received over 50 emails. With NOTHING in the Subject about what each clip was. It was a massive amount of unorganized clips and information that took me 8 hours to organize to make sense of. After I organized Amy Siskind’s clusterfuck of info, I sent back notes asking her if she agreed with the lineup, I CREATED. After NOT hearing back from her… I called her on the phone to make sure it would be ok if I moved forward with my idea. I was on a deadline! Amy answered the phone, and after “SCOLDING” me for calling (because email is better for her,) Amy Siskind barked orders at me such as, “This Better be GOOD because I’m being interviewed on Fox News.”
I was shocked at how rudely she was speaking to me after I agreed to do the project for the bare minimum of $250-$300. But I moved forward. Spent hours trying to fix the bad sound and picture of the horribly recorded iphone clips. I spent hours scoring the video to make it as professional as possible. Overall I spent over 30 hours editing this otherwise extremely boring video. After doing ALL this work and coming in a day before deadline, I told Amy Siskind that the cost would be $300 because it took so many hours. She got mad. And hired someone else to do it for $200. The other editor did NOT have to organize the clips and info, because I had already done that and sent it to Amy Siskind. Who does that? Who hires a plumber and then says… I’m not going to pay you cause I found a plumber that will do it cheaper. After the first plumber has done 1/3rd of the work? Answer: One Percenter, Amy Siskind. She’s so entitled that no one else’s time matters. We are all here to serve her.
I looked up Amy on the internet, only to discover that she lives in a 5 million dollar house. The FACT IS that Amy Siskind is an EXTREMELY wealthy woman who could care less about people who work low wages. She feels entitled to tie up over 30 hours of someone’s time. And then go for the cheaper person, once the bulk of unpaid work is done.
What’s even crazier is Amy went all over twitter bragging about the snake skin shoes she bought to wear on Fox News. Because shoes, NO ONE will SEE on TV, are so much more important, than paying A WOMAN, in a male dominated field, what you agreed to pay.
Here’s a picture of Amy on Fox News.