I heard my boss on the phone today speaking to someone who needed an article proof-reading. His side of the conversation went something like this:
“Oh, I’ll give X a call… He’s got twelve interns; he will have someone who can do it for you.”
Silence, while the other person speaks.
“Don’t worry, they’ll do anything… I’ll find you a couple and send you their emails.”
Would they be as willing to help if they knew they were being herded around like cattle?