I have been working as a contractor for this company. It is a non-profit company. They pay me a monthly salary. I do their graphic and web work. I first started as a one job, create their website project. Then they wanted to keep me as a steady designer. I now do work for them, I make them presentation decks, website updates, maintenance, social post designs, logos, etc. They pay me $3K a month. I started at $2k, and raised me to $3k a month to make them more of a priority. I have done that, I get them things asap, and a lot of last minute things.
I am an off site worker. I work way better at home. I go to their weekly staff meetings, which is every Monday. If I am being honest, I don't need to be at these meetings as they tell me things that they can just email me about or call me.
They have an upcoming event, that is 2 days long. 8am-5pm. They want me there on both days all day. They want me to work with their social media manager, to create social designs on site. 1. I don't want to be there all day for two days. 2. I don't feel like I NEED to be there to do social designs. It is an event that I am not interested in, as I am not political like that.
Well I told them I can't be there as those times will not work for me. But I can be on call as much as possible, and I even said I will come up with templates so we can just plug in images or text quickly when they need.
They responded with:
This is really important. (Social Media Manager) can’t do all of this alone and this is huge for us for both in revenue for the org and importance for our brand. We really need you present. How can we make this happen? (Not at night, but all day on the 23rd and 24th.) We had agreed that our company was your work priority and this is essential for us to do our job. Thanks
Any opinions? Thank you!