Well, I’ve been "downsized." Joy. I see this as a challenge and opportunity rolled into one. Somehow, it's "best" for me. We'll see what presents itself.
The bad part about working for one of the best photo departments is everyone is great. When it's time to trim the tree, there’s no deadwood. So, they must cut those closest to the ground. I wish I could've been the only one let go. My heart goes out to the others. Hang in there kids.
At least it's an amicable break. I got a severance package and can freelance while I look for a staff job elsewhere. I don't believe anyone wanted to cut staff, but it happened. I appreciate the many calls I've gotten from remaining staffers. I have utmost respect for them. Each caller has offered to be a reference.
Consequently, if anyone knows of a cozy staff job or possibly a professorial position, please direct them toward my resume or let me know. I'm revamping my portfolio today. It should be online Friday morning. I’d prefer Texas, Florida, California or other southern states, but I’m open to whatever’s available. Cancun would be nice. :)
I'll freelance and do other local gigs in the short term. I've considered going independent and starting my own photo biz. However, I'd rather just work at making images for folks rather than fiddling with all the biz stuff. We'll see what happens by the end of November.
I'll continue to post while I seek a new home. It's not like I forgot all this stuff in my head. Actually, I'll probably post more frequently since I'll probably have more time on my hands for a while.
Enough for now,