Share the work

The longer I stay in Reality, the more phone calls I get for jobs. I turn down at least a couple of jobs every week, and lately have had more and more show offers and less day playing. That makes a blog hard to keep up, but it keeps the lights on, and I love a good work adventure. Something that has been incredibly helpful has been having other people who are good at their job to hand work off to when I’m busy.

My goal isn’t just to do my job and go home. Every day, every job, I want to make sure things are done right. Sometimes that means helping someone who isn’t paying me, who calls me when I’m booked, to find another AC. It’s not just about the paycheck, it’s about doing good work and helping others do the same, and giving someone else, my “competition”, if you will, work does just that. I’ve got 3 or 4 people who I regularly refer, who do the same job as I do.

I know, without a doubt, that if I weren’t the kind of person to go above and beyond regardless of paychecks, I wouldn’t be sitting in Houston right now, my 4th new city in under a month, with a full month of work ahead of me and multiple job offers on the line after that. Do the guys I recommend sometimes get the call back instead of me? Probably – the first person to pop into our head is the last one we worked with. Does that hurt me? Absolutely not.

Everything all goes a little bit better when we treat others well, instead of trying to keep all the work to ourselves.

Now if only there were an easy way to decide which of these next jobs to take….


About Randy Lee
Shooter. Editor. Colorist. Filmmaker. Coffee Addict. Workaholic.
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