Today I was contacted via Facebook messenger. The woman is the Director of Marketing at X brand lenses. She had seen from one of my posts that I’m in the Boston area. Wants to know if I’m interested in going to the NECCC conference and working at their table helping while some of their brand photographers are going to be conducting classes. I’d be loaning lenses and answering questions. She offered to pay me for travel, room and meals plus a per hour rate during the conference (not a ton of $ but not bad). I did a quickie online investigation to see if she is who she says she is and seems legit. Doesn’t seem like any potential to turn into anything else but not a bad connection to have... On the 0ne hand I’ve been wanting to check out one of these conferences but on the other I’d have to use at least 1 vacation day from work. Also would be away from home for 3.5 days. Weekends in the summer are a precious thing in New England and not sure if this is worth giving one up. Thoughts? Leaning towards yes since I don’t have anything specific planned for that weekend..