When It Rains It Pours
February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
So remember that time when I had no job, no prospects, and no money? Well that’s old news. Now I have way too many jobs, some prospects, and, well, okay so that last part is the same. I knew applying to twelve jobs in one day, and then five more jobs over the course of the rest of the week may result in an eventual avalanche of part time, but I needed the monies, and I needed them ASAP. So then I secured a part time job, and then I secured another, and then another started paying me so I was motivated to work for them more often, and so on and so forth until today. Today I got a call from a temp agency that I forgot I had applied to, asking me if I could meet in an hour to go over the specs of a potential job. I could, so I went, and from there I went straight to the potential office for an interview. I got it, and now we’re debating $$ and days. It’s only a four week gig, but it’s a really well-paying gig that I am exactly qualified for, so I don’t want to lose any other source of income, but this is something I would very much like to be a part of. Cue balancing act.
To illustrate the wall of ish that I am suddenly facing, let me break down my current freelance career for the month of February. I am presently working:
*As a house manager at a local theater (Friday nights and Sunday all day, if there is a show going on. Which there will be at the end of this month)
*As an assistant, stitcher, and social media manager for the design studio I very well may one day run (10-4 or 5, once or twice a week)
*As a business and proposal assistant at a healthcare IT company (9-5, twice a week)
*As the main reservation line for a B&B in Harpers Ferry, WV (paid per booking, so technically on call all the time)
*As the social media manager for the same B&B (paid hourly, I make my own hours)
*Soon-to-be a web designer for a family friend (I’ll make my own hours)
*As a merchandiser for the company my mom works for, that I have also worked for on and off since I was a teenager (once a week, for about an hour)
So yeah I mean, it’s a lot. But I haven’t quite figured out the balance of the feast or famine lifestyle of the freelancer, so when work comes, I takes it. At the moment, very few of my jobs are art-related, but that’s because school is such a game changer. If I know I’ll be doing art 24-7 by the end of the year, I’m more comfortable taking non-art jobs. Also, I need the cash, y’all. What with possible moving to new cities and weddings and whatnot.
😀 weddings. Squee, etc.