So back in March I lost my day job. Since then I've been looking for something to replace it. It just so happens that I live in Tampa Bay, something like the 3rd WORST area for unemployment vs. new job openings. Recently I've decided it might be a good idea to combine my sales and customer service experience with my true love of photography. So I started searching for jobs with photography in the title. With the exception of one "advertisement photography" job for the newspaper that I barely lost out, ALL of these jobs are the same; they are school picture people, the places in the malls that take photos, and the company that takes the "first photograph" of a baby and then tries to sell it to new mothers and fathers in the hospital. None of them sound like BAD jobs per se, but something keeps bothering me. Everytime I look at the requirements, they require 1 or more years of sales experience, but then say "NO PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED" or at most "photography experience preferred by not required." That really gets my goat. While I have both the sames and photography experience, I am not sure I want to work for a company that puts the sales aspect of the job first, and would rather have a salesman with a camera than a photographer with sales experience. (if that makes any sense) Anyone working professionally in any of these types of jobs care to give me some more information? None of them are particularly high paying positions, which sort of stinks, but I have a feeling they are all commission based which DEFINETLY stinks. Also - anyone else have any ideas how to work professionally as a photographer in another type of position? I'm desperate here!