How I Got My Second Job In Television – Part 1

May 21, 2016

Yes, I took a picture of my workplace, 'cause that I was that dorky and excited.
Yes, I took a picture of my workplace, ’cause that I was that dorky and excited.

Time for another Friday post of my career (thus far) in TV.

Sometimes I think it’s almost more important to get the second job than the first.

Okay, I guess that’s impossible because if you never had the first, you couldn’t get the second. But it might be pretty much equally important to get that second job.

You can get lucky getting your first job. But moving on and sustaining a career can be extremely difficult.

When the summer on America’s Got Talent was over, I worked with them on the LA auditions for the next go-round. So, I spilled a bit into season 6.

But by that point, I definitely couldn’t afford to keep traveling myself around America.

As far as how this fits in with the timeline of other things with my life, this was when I found out I wouldn’t be able to secure enough money to go back to college in the following semester.

When that fell through, I was just tap dancing on the hardwood floors of life (since the rug had been pulled out from under me a bit), trying to keep my balance.

So, I wouldn’t be traveling myself anymore, but I didn’t really have to. I think the point had basically been proven, and I think was basically as in with them as I was going to be.

They didn’t come back for another summer to tape in LA, ’cause they moved to New York (which, funnily enough, would’ve been a dream come true for me, but I don’t know if they used LA or NY PAs, and I was working a different job that summer, so it didn’t matter).

As my time on America’s Got Talent was ending, I was determined to get another job. (Even if I’d been able to go back to school, I still had a few months to kill since AGT went far enough into the fall that I’d have to take off fall semester.)

As far as those other high schoolers/collegers on the show, they just left the show early. In some ways, it started to feel like a bit of a ghost town toward the end with all the contestants and crew leaving… But we did bring a bunch of special guest performers in for the last show. So, that made it seem not so tumbleweed-y.

And this is where I’ll pick up next time.

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