No Budget for photos? Sorry...it will not be me

I had the usual call yesterday morning from an MD of a blue chip company- "If you want to work with us,  just sign the contract. The copyright is all ours, and if you don't like it, nothing I can do, that is the way it is. We'll get another photographer, possibly cheaper or that may be  will do the work for free in exchange of credits"

......... guess it's another photographer then.