Chris went to New York today for his first actual job interview. He was emailed by a guy who owns a company called Production Glue. The company does large scale production management projects in New York. The emails Chris exchanged did not promise a job, but instead jumped right into salary negotiations and gave him the choice between two different positions. The conversation today was with Chris and the company founder to discuss a start date, salary, details, etc.
SO FRUSTRATING! Nothing was decided. Chris said the conversation went well and he had a good feeling, but no details were given. A salary range was agreed upon, but a figure was not offered. Chris said in a nutshell that the company wanted to hire more staff, they just weren’t sure when to do it – now or at the end of the summer. So Chris has to sit tight for a few weeks while they line their summer work up and decide if they want to bring him on now or later.
I’m trying to be patient and respectful that production, theater, and entertainment run on very different time frames than the corporate world does, but inside I’m thinking, “Just sign a contract and call it a day!!” I know they say New York has limitless possibilities, but sometimes it feels like finding a job there is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.