Wednesday, June 15, 2005

$83,000 a Year

That's what I could be making with my skill set, according to Tickle (eTickle?). They say: With your skills, you could be earning up to $83,000 per year. Find out which jobs match these skills in your personalized Right Job Report.

They figured this out from the quiz I took where I either Strongly Agreed, Agreed, Disagreed or Strongly Disagreed. To get my personalized job report, I'll need to fork over $12.95. Still, $12.95 is a small price to pay to land an $83,000-a-year job. $12.95 is an INVESTMENT, probably even a tax write off!

When potential employers ask what my salary expectations are, I'm gonna put down $83,000. Unless, of course, I get booked to do a show. In that case I'd be insulted that someone would think I'd work for that amount, an embarrassingly-low $83,000.

At present, I think my actual skill set is good for either $15.00 an hour, or around $150,000+ a year. I'd like to get the lesser salary up to about $50-$100 bucks an hour, but I'm not sure what that entails. Knowledge of Quark? Programming skills? Marketing know how? Being stuck in an office?

If anyone knows feel free to share.

Ummmmm...spoke to the agent today. Looks like no one has been called back for the BIG AUDITION (I mention the show on the podcast). I think they'll have callbacks around mid-July, which means I'm still in the running. I think. I hope.

And it also looks like I'll be taping something with WE (the Women's Network) next Thursday or Friday, another panel show utilizing my quick wit. More on that after I tape it.

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Matt Hartley said...

ROTF @ blah,blah,blah,ME,blah,blah.

You are a funny one, Laura. ;o)

santana said...

You know what you should do to get that 83 thou. a year? You should photoshop yourself onto a picture of Brad Pitt and send it anonymously to the tabloids, they'll print it and all the media will start flocking to you, then you'll get jobs up the ying yang, then when they offer you a measly 80 thou. for an appearance on a show you can tell them NO!! I WANT MY 83 THOU. Then theyll say but 80 is very reasonable then you can tell them "look say it with me SHOW ME THE MONEY".

James L. said...

Laura, remember your post about "hooking" or "pimping"? There's your missing puzzle piece as to how to reach to the 83 thousand mark...at least it was for me...and don't go all "Judge Judy" on me for that OK???

Butternut said...

eTickle? Sounds like a "massage" web site, if you know what I mean.

I think you should make a web site with a quiz on it that will tell you if you are funny or not. Charge people $83K for the answer. You might get one person a year!

I listened to "WATS" (Weezy and The Swish) last night. Couple chuckles in there. I'm crossing my virtual fingers for you on the BIG AUDITION.

Antonio Gramsci said...

You're all about the jinx, eh Laura? Just keep blabbing about the big audition. Yeah. You're asking for it.

I could ask Will if that G'lings dude is a cokehead or something. No shame in winning by attrition.

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