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A new day job!

alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,061 Senior Member
edited November 2010 in Musical Theater Major
Who You Gonna Call? For Bedbugs, an Out-of-Work Actor - WSJ.com

No more waiting tables for aspiring actors. Bedbugs, watch out!
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Replies to: A new day job!

  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,469 Senior Member
    That sure is interesting! Kind of laughing... but it's a service and one people will pay for!

    I must admit, my kid would never do it as she is not someone who cleans (even her own apartment!) and is very not into bugs.

    Then again, she doesn't waitress either (nothing against it for others but just sayin').

    I do think actors need flexible survival jobs and the more ideas the better. My daughter, so far, has survival jobs that are all related to performing arts and she actually likes her jobs. They pay well. But I know many other actors take survival jobs unrelated to performing arts. So, I guess the one in the article is a new one for sure!
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,061 Senior Member
    Susan, I laughed when I read it, too, although I did question how wise it was for those young actors to allow themselves to be included in the article. Anyway, I agree that it's kind of a crazy job and can't imagine my non-cleaning D ever doing something like that. Like yours, she isn't the best housekeeper in the world, even in her own apt.! Also, like yours, she's never needed to work as a server, thankfully. An actor friend forwarded that article to me with the comment that he'd sooner go back to quoting Forrest Gump trivia at Bubba Gump's in Times Square than ever hunt bedbugs. :) Fortunately, he's in the new Spiderman production so he's safe for a while anyway!
  • victoriaheidivictoriaheidi Registered User Posts: 669 Member
    Haha. Kind of a strange choice, but it does pay...

    I've had tutors who were also actors, so there are some other interesting options out there.
  • NotMamaRoseNotMamaRose Registered User Posts: 4,090 Senior Member
    Well, all I can say is that if you need money to pay the rent (and don't have other choices or parents who will pay for you), it's something.
  • OneMTDadOneMTDad Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Hmm. I wonder is Adam Ant is available
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