I always think this when I see the "I need the BEST OF THE BEST retoucher for my fashion/editorial work.........but there's no money in it" ads on craigslist:
"To all freelancers here to earn $ please guys, this is getting ridiculous with all these ads asking for NON-PAID, gigs a waste of our times either flag em or have them go to the non-pay section, it's getting tiresome already. Retouching you realize the amount of hours and time it takes to do this and yet they ask you to do it all for free for your portfolio or volunteer work.
Just think about it, as of now all they're impression of us is this: FREELANCERS ARE HERE TO EAT PEANUTS......WE ALL WORK FOR FREE AT SUPER LOW PRICES." http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/crg/1371132661.html
Hell to the yes.
I know that's typical for craigslist, but I'm glad somebody responded like that.