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Sep 1, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Let’s chat. That recent twitter post criticism of Geoffrey Owens for having a day-job is ludicrous. Don’t ever shame a person for making a living. These days, it’s tough for ANYONE to get by and survival is a respectable pursuit.
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...Real talk: as artists, there is no such thing as “job security.” There can be long stretches of inactivity between gigs, IF you’re lucky enough to work again, that is. As talented as someone might be, the stars very much have to align for an artist to get a paid job. ...(2/7)
...Especially these days. The entertainment industry is tougher than ever. A lot of amazing writers, actors & directors I know are struggling. While there is more content, opportunities are surprisingly more limited. (3/7)
...The businesspeople are chasing name recognition & “guaranteed pre-sales” (though that business model is a Möbius strip of failure, but I’ll save that discussion for another time.) I’ve had many side gigs over the years. From waiter to editor to temp work. (4/7)
...Hell, I STILL teach acting & audition coach on the side. Sure, I do it to help others (and because it’s fun), but you better believe the extra money is welcome! 😜

Let’s even take the entertainment industry out of the equation for a moment. (5/7)
...A young father working three jobs to support his family is admirable. A student working a few gigs to get by is amazing. Hell, a Doctor driving Lyft on weekends to surprise her husband with an anniversary present is cool as hell. (6/7)
...Don’t ever look down on someone working hard to build the life they want or need. Lift them up. Support them. Cheer them on. We have a limited amount of time on this spinning rock, use it to raise others. Not bury them. (7/7)
cc: @jeneuston

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