Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Reality Dawns

One of the downers of working in television is that the jobs are not permanent, you are only contracted for as long as the show and after that you are out on the street looking for a new job. It's all about timing - as sometimes as your one show finishes up another one is starting that you can go onto - but usually you have to start mail bashing companies and beg for a new contract. Literally.

This morning it dawned on me that I have 3 weeks until my contract here finishes and I'm heading home to Cape Town on holiday. 3 weeks and I'm jobless. 3 weeks?! Least I have the holiday to look forward to but I'm not looking forward to finding a new contract in January.

It's stressful. I'm stressed out and really worried that there won't be anything around. I can't even start looking now to make myself feel better as no one knows what is happening in the new year quite yet. This is the first time in almost 2 years that I haven't had a new contract to move onto already in advance.

This industry is so unstable - is it really worth it? Or this time should I try and find myself an "adult job"?

Jason is growing a scruffy beard at the moment which I'm not sure that I like ... but he's still hot


Joy-Mari Cloete said...

It depends, methinks, on how much you love this industry. And, from what I gather by your writings, it seems as though you do like it.

Can you afford to stick it out? Do you thrive on the adventure?

If not, then perhaps it is time to move on, however, I have a sneaky suspicion you enjoy the action!


DelBoy said...

Out of a job? I thought you were going to work for the Cape Town City council, writing letters...

Mrs said...

Miss M...do what you love...that's the most important thing!

The Divine Miss M said...

@joy-mari - You're right, I just don't know if I can handle the unstability, I've been really lucky in the past and it is stressing me out at the moment!

@delboy - Don't bring in other blogs to this ;) But you're right, I am going to work for CT council and write horrid letters back to all the complainers giving them a piece of my mind!

@mrs - I will MrsM, I will :)

Ruby said...

I think you should keep working in the direction of your passion. If possible make sure you start a little emergency fund...put a little aside each month(and you're not allowed to touch it under any circumstances other than being unemployed!!!!)

That way you can wait it out! Damn...i'm sounding more and more like a bloody auditor/financial advisor each day....i guess its finally rubbing off

tobyhanks said...

No girl. You have to stick it out. You didn't come this far just to do something adult did you?

The Divine Miss M said...

@toby - you're right. Adult jobs would just so suck!

@ruby - watch out, I'm going to start thinking that you're a grown up ... ;)

Ruby said...

lol....not quite!
I'm trying to find the golden highway right in the middle. Proving to everyone how responsible you are...but actually just doing what you enjoy most......its hard to get there, but once you get on....man, its a hell of a scenic road!

And of course you can drive at insane speeds if you wanna....cause your not quite adult yet;-p