"I work alone"

Posted by PhillyFilmmaker 
"I work alone"
December 05, 2008 01:09PM
So, I have a 'friend', that does video work at this place.
He's the only person that does video work there.
He videotapes company events. Training sessions. Sometimes does videos for users for specific things. Other people sometimes work with him but they're usually the people who requested the service. So he doesn't have a 'team' of people he works with.
He does the camera, audio production. Then later, he'll do all the post work with suggestions sometimes coming from the requesters. He's in a room with people he used to work with before he started doing this kind of work. But, pretty much, there's no one to talk about the technical part of the video work with.
He says he's getting bored because the content of the work itself is not interesting. And since he doesn't work with anyone there isn't really any co-workers to bs around with most of the time or to talk 'shop' with.
But, of course, the pay is decent. That's pretty much one of the few reasons he's still there. And in these economic times, it's a pretty good reason.
So, has anyone been in a situation like this?
He wants to move on but doesn't have any direction.
Re: "I work alone"
December 06, 2008 08:07PM
What is the question here? Is your "friend" requesting permission to quit? I think most of us in this business have worked in that situation before - I know I have. I wouldn't leave unless I had something better lined up though - that's pretty stupid. You think garbage men aspire to do that for a living? Hey...the pay is decent, right?

He has no direction...he should stay right there until he finds some. Take some classes. Do some side work on his own time to build a reel of cool looking stuff. I landed my first gig out of school because of one single special FX composite clip I did on my own time just to post on my website. Employers don't just look for experience. GOOD employers look for TALENT & TENACITY and will teach you the rest (I'm sorry...your "friend" winking smiley).

When life gives you dilemmas...make dilemmanade.

Re: "I work alone"
December 11, 2008 04:00PM
Hello PhillyFilmmaker,

I would be very open to helping your "friend" move on to better things! I could replace "him" so "his" clients don't get pissed and meet their deadlines and etc. Just send "him" my way!

Is that what "he's" looking for? A replacement, or someone to take on some of the work?

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