|Gimme, gimme, more|
Sometimes it's all in the perspective. Or the timing. With just a little bit of luck thrown in. Plus it doesn't hurt to know people.
I just got called to do a gig for a huge catering company tonight. Very last minute but I will take it. Plus they pay quite well. This all happened because I happened to be by my phone yesterday when a fellow cook texted me to see if I was available tonight. I was. So, she set it in motion. I emailed the booker and... boom... bang... pow... I am working tonight!!! And not that far from my home!!!
Of course, this inspired me to send out two more emails to get me some work. Here's hoping my other chef, who I like, is kind enough to bring me in for a few hours on Friday to prep for the large Saturday party. He's a new head chef, so budgets sit in his mind foremost. I get it. But I also need money.
Coming back into the freelance world has been a slow transition for me. I have been a salaried person so long that I forgot that part of freelancing is emailing/calling/hustling for work. I need to remember that what may seem like harassment to me is par for the course for company bookers. This should especially be obvious because I was once a booker. But for some reason, I have been slow to re-grasp this concept.
I think I am closer to getting it. Later.
Labels: Pounding the Pavement, Work