So it was brought to my attention that I may be able to get a job from my uncle, doing construction. He is pretty high up on the chain of command, and knows a lot of people. He just gave my cousin a job, paying him $45 an hour. From what my grandmother was saying, he’s hired most of the guys in the family at some point or another, and paid them well. Its doubtful I’d make $45 an hour, but probable that I’d make more than $30.
Of course I have absolutely no problem with that amount of money, considering I have bills to pay very soon, and have no money currently. But the biggest things possibly stopping me are quite large. Perhaps the biggest being that I don’t want to get stuck in construction for the rest of my life. It’s great money, yeah, but that’s not what I want to do, and not what I’m meant to do. Which brings me to another drawback; I’d have to move to New York or north Jersey in order to get on site. At least, that’s what is most probable.
Sure, that puts me a lot closer to the city, and all the available auditions. But what if I’m working like 10 hours a day, and can’t get into the scene like I want to? Sure it’ll be great to have all that money to pay things off, but then what? I’d be alone in a new city, with nobody around me. Probably living in my uncles second house since he doesn’t use it anymore, until I could get money to get my own place, which wouldn’t be long if I’m making huge scratch like I think I will be.
I don’t know.. It’s a huge commitment. A huge decision, that’ll have a huge impact on my life. And as much as I know I have no real ties holding me to Philly, I can’t help but wonder what I’ll do without my friends. I mean, I live 35 minutes away from most of them, but only see them when I have the money to visit them. What’s gonna happen when I’m about 2 hours away? I know I need a job, and this is almost a guaranteed spot. And considering the pay, and the mountain of debt I have, it might not be such a bad thing. But is it the right thing?
Of course I do realize that I’m gettin a bit ahead of myself. But does that make the choice any easier? I suppose the first step, though, is to call my uncle and see what’s what.
If anybody wants to advise or throw insight on this at me, I’d be really appreciative.