Yesterday, a friend at work pointed out an editorial clipped from the Burbank Leader and he congratulated me on my new job status as an Executive at Warner Bros. According to the editorial...
In times like this, most executives would be inclined to cling to what they have at home rather than make plans for an improvised, expensive trip around Europe.
I'm not sure how long I've been an executive or even what my job description was supposed to be, but I think I might have some back pay coming if this is true. Now I know how we're going to pay for this year off!
The truth is, I worked few enough hours last year to consider my work a part time job, and still, I know that I'm fortunate to have had that job. I also know that the face of the entertainment industry in general, and post production audio specifically, has changed drastically in the past handful of years -- and will likely continue to do so. As I look forward ten and twenty years, I don't see myself being able to provide for my family as I've been able to in the past. It's this reality that makes it easier for me not to cling to my job, but rather quit and figure out the next phase of my life. Traveling seems a good way to do it. Betting the retirement "farm" on it -- we'll see.
Go, check out the editorial, and if you have an opinion one way or another, leave a comment there on the editorial page.