|determine my future
||[Apr. 14th, 2009|09:40 pm]
So, here's my deal: for seven years I did magazine layout for a real-estate publication. The job was easy, but I hated it. I wanted to do comedy/video instead. I quit that job, then had a long-term freelance job in layout. That gig ended, and I decided to make my move, switch over to video and comedy, whatever it took. Then the economy went to shit.|
I've had some good video gigs, but I'm not really making enough money to survive. This week, taxes pretty much wiped me out.
I've been looking/applying for jobs, but without much luck. Most steady jobs in TV require more experience than I have.
Today I found a job in graphic design that looks almost exactly like the job I left. It's even at another real estate publication. I am eminently qualified for it, but it also would be a depressing step backwards. And they say it's entry level, which means it won't pay well. Of course, I could take it, and keep looking for video gigs while I was there, but I've always been lousy at looking for work when I have work. I've got a few leads on other job possibilities in the entertainment industry, but nothing I would even come close to banking on. Do I take this job? Do I keep holding out?
PS: I have a standing offer, if you get me a job, or tell me about a job that I apply for and get, and they keep me around for a year, I'll give you $500. $1000 if it's awesome.