April 17, 2013
What is your motive for work?
"In professional interactions, it turns out that most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return." That's an overview from the publisher of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant Ph.D.
I point you to it because I know lots of designers fall into the givers category and I think you'll want to read the insights about how you can operate without being exploited.
Thanks to Brain Pickings and Maria Popova for pointing us to it.