I need some career advice.
...other than 'GET THE HELL OUT OF THE AUDIO BUSINESS!!!!'
I've worked for a local production company for the last 4 years, and toured with an a cappella group for the last year and a half. I currently have health and dental insurance, but am pulling down about $1200 a month. I'm getting fed up with the owner of the production company, and am tired of the lack of professionalism of the singing group.
Recently, an opportunity has opened up for me. I'd like your guys' advice as to 1. whether I should go for it (pros and cons), and 2. if yes, how can I increase my odds of getting hired?
The gig is at a major theater in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. It's a union house, so I'd have to get my card, but that also means I get health/dental/retirement. It sounds like I'd be working nearly 6 days a week, 8 am to midnight. Income would be probably starting at $50k, with as much as $70 or $80k.
(You might see why this is tempting).
Why shouldn't I apply? The singing group will be making strides and making more money, but I'm tired of that. What possible hidden disadvantages are there to being in a union?
And what the heck is an audio engineer's resume supposed to look like? Are there any books on this stuff?
Thanks for any help and ideas you guys might have!
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