October 25, 2012
I put in for a job with Presentation Services a few years backs and was was pretty a shoe-in to fill the position. It comes to find out that they didn;t want to hire me because I got a simple patch cable mixed up. A stupid reason to not hire me, even though I had about 10 years of AV experience and took several Hotel and Restaurant Classes when I was in College. Nice job if you can get in, AV is works is good when you get the hours, but you will struggle around Christmas and the Summer Months. October, Novmber, February, March, April, May, and June is when you can make money. If you are in Philly, Boston, NY, DC, Chicago--try to get into a Labor Union--that is where you will really get paid!
December 19, 2012
Truth is $25 is what they pay freelancers. Once you agree to be hired as an event tech specialist that rate goes to about $16, plus benefits and training. So on those long shifts, according to the previous reviewer you where you assume time and a half will be $37.50/ hr is really on $25/hr. Those poor full timers get paid after 40 hours what they'd be making if they were freelancing.