A&P I'm getting real tired of CL people

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  1. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I've had two people contact me thru CL about wanting to be my assistant. Both were unsolicited on my part. I met with both of them at different times and they both seemed eager. One emails me a couple weeks ago and said she can't get off of work on Saturdays anymore. The other one was suppose to come over for some training two weeks ago but never checked her email and missed the appointment. I emailed her again last week and asked can she make it tonight. No reply and of course she didn't show.

    I live and die by my email and I expect an assistant to check their fucking email every day and get back to me. :rant:

    I've got weddings coming up in a couple weeks and I need a good assistant dammit!!
     
  2. johan

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    Well... first thought, what level of pay are you offering?


    Its hard to find dedicated, talented, thorough, hard-working, prompt, courteous second shooters and/or assistants.

    But it gets easier if you dangle good money.
     
  3. Jcolman

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    Here's an ad that I just posted. I'll be curious to see what kind of response I'll get.

     
  4. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Colman... if you were in the upper midwest, i'd love to join you... but you're not, and i am... and i can't afford that kind of commute :hsugh:
     
  5. Jcolman

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    I appreciate it man.

    I'd love to have any of you guys join me on a shoot. We'd have some good stories to share!
     
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    Find someone you actually know. Here is an idea, take your son in law...
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I dunno, that's a bit low, man. I do that for $150 a day and even that seems little after a while (10 hour day). I should be shooting within the next couple of months though. How long is your day?
     
  8. Jcolman

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    You mean the one that makes $20k a year more than me???

    Also, I tried that approach with my daughters friend who approached me and said "I'd like to assist you". She bailed after one wedding.
     
  9. Jcolman

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    This is a learning experience, not a "real" job. My gigs only last about 5-7 hours anyway.
     
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    damn i would love to do that if you were in the nyc area.. get paid 50 bucks to learn something that would cost me thousands in nyc.. awesome
     
  11. Jcolman

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    You're the kind of person I'm looking for!!
     
  12. Bloody Sunday

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    where on the east coast are you?
     
  13. Jcolman

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  14. Bloody Sunday

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    damn, i'm in NoVA. i would love to help you out for the experience alone :hsd:
     
  15. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    if you were local, i'd take you up on the deal. :wavey: but unless your shooting any kc weddings, your not going to be close to me.
     
  16. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    If i recall correctly, it's really not that much of a drive between va, and nc... :dunno:
     
  17. Bloody Sunday

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    depending on where he is, 4+ hours
     
  18. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    meet up on site?
     
  19. Bloody Sunday

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    which could mean even more driving.

    $50 wouldn't even pay for gas, then :o
     
  20. Wheezer

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    what radio are you using?
     
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    haha another willing young guy here IF you didnt live where you did. Im in upstate ny and was a videographers assitant for 4 years. I worked hard! :big grin:
     
  22. Wheezer

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    I've got family in Boone. :wavey:
     
  23. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I would love to have a part time gig with a pro like you even if I'm just a "mobile light stand", not much in this area though.
     
  24. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    good point...
     
  25. Jcolman

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    I've got two reposnses from my ad already. Things are looking up.
     

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