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i live in los angeles..im a dog groomer and i have to work atleast 3 times a week in order to make a living. right now im looking for 1 more place i can work at so it would be 3 times a week...i am about to take acting class soon. what would be a good way to balance these two jobs? i dont want to get fired. should i try to request getting regular jobs to sat & sun or what should i do?
 
Posts: 4 | Location: Los Angeles CA | Registered: October 05, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Sean Penn
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Here's what I would suggest to you. I don't know what tools and things a dog groomer needs, but acquire what you need and go freelance. I know plenty of people who would pay a groomer to come to their house rather than the hassle of taking their dog in and waiting and maybe not getting what they want, etc.

You have a skill that you can freelance. Definitely figure out how to make that happen.
 
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Anthony Hopkins
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The bottom line is that you have to have flexible hours if you work.

If you work evenings/nights, they don't have to be as flexible as you would only have to get time off for jobs you book, and not auditions, which is one of the reasons so many actors are bartenders/waiters.
 
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Would it be flexible if I work regular jobs on Sat and Sun?
 
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Originally posted by Victrola:
Here's what I would suggest to you. I don't know what tools and things a dog groomer needs, but acquire what you need and go freelance. I know plenty of people who would pay a groomer to come to their house rather than the hassle of taking their dog in and waiting and maybe not getting what they want, etc.

You have a skill that you can freelance. Definitely figure out how to make that happen.


I can only work at grooming shops because I don't have a license and a car
 
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Marlon Brando
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Getting a car would help. Or if you have a disability, find a driver. You can't trust public transportation in LA.
 
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Does these jobs and interviews happen mostly on weekdays? Not Sundays?
 
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Marlon Brando
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Does these jobs and interviews happen mostly on weekdays? Not Sundays?

Auditions generally happen M-F 10am-5pm.

Some commercial auditions can happen on Saturdays.

Student/indie film auditions can happen during Saturday and Sunday in addition to M-F
 
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