The Picture people

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  1. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    So I'm getting taking a reduction in force offer in november...in other words, I'll be out of a job. Tonight at the mall I decided to put in an application at a place called "the picture people"...they are a chain that takes pics of babies and kids...for a seasonal position. I also took my biz card and the lady looked impressed enough, even though I put on the app that I wanted at least $22/hr. I thought "what the heck"? It's seasonal and I get to use their Mamiya RB647's...which I've wanted to work with for a while.

    So I might be working at the mall taking pics of little kids...ain't that grand?
     
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    Good luck, Shane!
     
  3. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The wife of a good friend of mine is a manager at one of those out here. She loves it....except for the cute little hat you have to wear ;)
     
  4. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    I totally dig kids, so I think I'll be into it. Of course, I have loftier goals...but hell if someone is going to pay me to practice with medium format...I'd be a fool to turn it down.
     
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    We have one of thoes in our mall too. I was thinking of getting a job there this summer (hope they hire people in high schol)
     
  6. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    As a manger though, I think she was only making MAYBE $35k-$40k or so...

    I could be way off, but I think that's what he was telling me.
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Could there possibly be some extra earnings from using the pics for blackmail?
     
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    Well, what the heck. It's seasonal and it keeps your trigger finger warm, and you DO get to work with medium format.

    Aside from the cute little kids in funny hats who, by turns, will scream, cry, puke, or "miss" their diapers, you should have a grand time. :D Just remember you're not supposed to slap them into submission. The parents won't like it. :lol:

    I'm teasing you.....truly, overall it's a chance to get some controlled studio experience - go for it! Good luck!
     
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    OH well, that turned into a dead end. They cancelled my interview b/c I was overqualified. :roll:
     
  10. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Right sizing :cry:
     
  11. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry to hear it, but I thought that may be the case. Most of the people I've seen working there are probably earning around minimum wage and have never taken a photo before... :roll:
     
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    Yeah, the thing that pissed me off is that they didn't even try to call me to tell me. They let me take the morning off from my job and show up to tell me. The kid that told me was probably under 25, scraggly beared, and mumbled the whole time.
     

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