An anonymous artist has posted an article in Craig's list (an american classifieds list) which has been running through the web, being posted on blogs, forums, etc, respecting the will of the article creator.
And why has it generated such a success? Well, I guess it's mainly because he has wisely approached the controversial theme of the recognition of art as a valuable asset for today's society, yelding several examples of situations where employers clearly show they don't respect your work.
According to the article writer: "Graphic artists, illustrators, painters, etc., are skilled tradesmen. As such, to consider them as, or deal with them as, anything less than professionals fully deserving of your respect is both insulting and a bad reflection on you as a sane, reasonable person. In short, it makes you look like a twit."
I bet almost every artist has already faced a job offer where the payment will be something along the lines of a "free lunch", a mention in the work's cre