If I don’t get a job and start paying off my loans, I’m going to have to move back to Welland. I can’t do that. I love Toronto and I want to do comedy. I can’t fulfill my dreams in Welland.
With that in mind, I started applying for jobs to keep me alive financially while I wait for my proverbial “big break.” So yesterday, I had an interview with a post-production company, to be an office administrator, where the interviewers gave me some straight-shooting advice that, though financially a bit worrying, was the most honest commentary I ever received in an interview setting, EVER. They basically told me that Arts, Entertainment, Media; they’re “pay-your-dues” industries. And if you’re going to start at the bottom (ie. Office Administration,) you might as well do it somewhere you’d eventually like to end up. (ie. Not at a post-production company, as I do not want to be an editor – ) but rather, a production company for TV, film or otherwise, a Literary Agency, etc. And because turnover is high among the lower echelons, odds are there’s something available. All I have to do is find it.
Also, the interviewers said “fuck” a bunch of times. In no government interview I’ve ever had, has someone ever said “fuck.” It was fucking fantastic.