Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Short Straw

Well, this is interesting. Now that I seem to be working with some semblance of regularity - if an average of 10 days per month can be considered "regularly"- I have now encountered the next hurdle: getting enough hours. If I'm going to work only 2 or 3 days a week, they'd better be long days.

See, I like to think I am young and spry enough to be able to pull 16, 17, 18 hour days. Just keep the coffee/Red Bull flowing. So I try to make it clear to production coordinators that if they need someone to be extra early or stay extra late, I'm the person for the job. Rack up that coveted OT.*

So when one of those major talent shows came to town for open auditions promising 5am-10pm days, I went cha-ching and my pupils turned into dollar signs.