- Aug 21, 2007
- Las Vegas, NV, USA
Yeah, but then what ?. You still are not in it for the money, which isn't that great.
You also have to be related to someone...there are 4 or 5 big families in Local 1, with father, sons, uncles, nephews and marriage relations all in line for that head position.Oh and BTW. Your chances of becoming a Dept. Head anywhere is slim. There will be 20-30 stagehands as equally talented as you lined up before you waiting for that slot. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it's an extraordinarily competitive market and you need a ton of talent, a very good reputation (don't EVER show up somewhere late for a call) and mostly a lot of luck as well as good timing to be in the right place.....
I'll disagree with that, and here's how: I do a grand total of about 90 minutes of work a night, get paid for a full eight hours. Why? Because for 20 minutes during that time all I must do is keep one human being alive 100 feet in the air on my automation rig.I would agree with Porkchop. You should get paid in relation to the amount you do.
I feel that you should get paid appropriately for the work that is being done. Responsibility is definitely a viable commodity. That's what I was pulling in when I was running the scen shop and all I had to do was keep the kiddos from chopping off their fingers, electrocuting themselves, screwing various parts of the their anatomy to the set, etc. i was one of the highest paid staff member on the campus because of it. Not because of the difficulty of the job, but because in 13 years, no one ever got seriously injured in my shop (excluding me of course).I'll disagree with that, and here's how: I do a grand total of about 90 minutes of work a night, get paid for a full eight hours. Why? Because for 20 minutes during that time all I must do is keep one human being alive 100 feet in the air on my automation rig.
And that's **** hard to quantify.
I'm grossing $50k/yr. Come see my palatial 800 sq.ft. rental house in fabulous SoCal. I live like a king!
It's not white color office work, its blue collar work. No, its not working at a steel mill, but its physical work no matter what. You don't see people wearing suits the entire day at a gig."Their incomes set a new standard for blue-collar
I find the above stated offensive to theater techs everywhere...
Ya, Tell me about it! I don't want great healthcare, and I'll still pay for suplimental coverage, but at least basic "break your leg", "cut your arm off" healthcare would be just great. There is a really intersting thread over at lightnetwork about this from people around the world. Does AUS have universal healthcare?But first we need universal healthcare.
Well, the dollar being in the toilet doesn't help the conversion. Looking down the street right now, its a 3.29 here. And people ask me why I sold my big dodge truck and bought a tiny toyota corolla. Literally, my gas consumption cut in half (and I don't have to haul crap for anyone anymore!)We are paying about $1.40 AUD per litre which works out as approximately $5.60 to $6.00 per gallon.