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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-13 06:16 pm

[ SECRET POST #3722 ]

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)

I'm on disability myself and the only reason I've been able to hold down a job is because I've found a job where I can pick and choose which days I'm available to work. If I say I'll work a particular day then I HAVE to work that day, which can still be really difficult for me, but once I get booked to work a day, I always make sure I have the next day off, because I know I'll need it to recover. Sometimes I just take an entire week off because I'm feeling depressed and wiped out. If I couldn't set my schedule that way, I don't think I could work at all.

what job is this btw?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
I could use a job like that too. I'm currently going through a mental disorder where I might not thrive in a full time job environment due to my PTSD and social anxiety. It's not other people's fault, but sometimes I go through terrible days where I'm like a zombie and can't get things done. A flexible work environment where I can support myself would be heaven.

Re: what job is this btw?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
I'm a background extra in films/tv shows/etc.

Unfortunately, for most people this won't be an option, because there are only a fewlocations where the film industry is booming enough to support consistent need for BG extras. Vancouver, Toronto, LA, New York, I guess London...some others but I don't really know that much about the film industry outside Canada.

I will say, though, that while it's a cool job in some respects, there are a lot of things about it that are utter shit. Having absolute control over what days you do and don't work is great, but I still spend a lot of time wondering if it's worth it, or if I should just get a job at a grocery store two blocks from my house and do my best to keep it together and show up every day.

Re: what job is this btw?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 03:25 am (UTC)(link)

Having absolute control over what days you do and don't work is great

I just realized this is super misleading. You actually have zero control over getting booked. You get to say "I won't work Mon/Tues/Wed and I'm available Thurs/Fri/Sat," but you never know whether they'll actually book you for Thurs or Fri or Sat, or two of the three, or none of the three or whatever.

Re: what job is this btw?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 04:49 am (UTC)(link)

Good for you for making this work for you, anon. I'm proud of you. (If the words of a random internet stranger mean anything!) Anyway as someone also working around limitations to the best of my ability, I know it takes a quiet kind of strength just to live sometimes, much less work hard to the best of your ability.

Re: what job is this btw?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you, that's a really nice thing to say (and right back at you). It is hard a lot of the time. Stupidly, frustratingly hard.

But then I get good days where filming is not outside, and they're actually heating the set properly, and the call time wasn't 6 AM, and everybody's being chill, and then someone cool and famous walks in and starts doing stuff. Those days are pretty decent. :)
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Re: what job is this btw?

[personal profile] digitalghosts 2017-03-14 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
I add southern England for this as my husband worked in film studios - so anywhere near London area and you can try enquiring. Pinewood does lots of major productions that want lots of extras. In Scotland ... yep, only whomever wants to film a Game of Thrones episode :| or ads.

You could find some place that can hire you for a day or two a week to have it more planned and if it is below official part-time hours or on zero contract - most would. Hell, my brain is rotting without ~le black market job~ and would love to do anything but legs do not work :| plus black market does not give you work history. Woe is me.