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Emazdad

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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2010, 10:50:00 PM »
It's the promotion company thats booked me, not an agent, and handing out my own cards is part of the deal for them getting the discounted price.

Cheers Mark, I've come up with a couple of ideas but with only 24 hours notice, plus lots of other stuff going on times been against me. I've a mario hat idea as well which will hopefully go down well.
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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2010, 06:51:40 AM »
Well if it's anything like the "Shrek" themed day I painted for at my local Asda a few years back the staff knew nothing about it and were all dressed as super heroes! I ended up painting no Shrek faces just my usual ones!

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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2010, 07:25:38 AM »
Hi YvonneH, I don't think this will be like that, I Got back from working at a firework display last night to find an email with all the details about this event, it's not organised by ASDA it's organised by nintendo.

part of the summary was a bit detailing everyones roles including mine which made me laugh, i don't need to be told how to do my job, but obviously they have employed people in the past that did.

Role: Balloon Modeller
•Arrive on time
•Interact with the consumers and generate excitement in the sampling area
•Where possible, model balloons in front of the kids so they can see how they are made and then distribute
•Be professional, welcoming and friendly to all consumers at all times
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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2010, 08:20:00 AM »
To be fair I suppose the money they try to get away with paying is so low they probably do get a lot of people who haven't got a clue what they are doing.  Good luck mate and do post some piccies.

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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2010, 08:49:32 AM »
Quote from: "YvonneH"
Kingsley is usually pretty good about responding quickly.

Given up now, they still haven't aknowledge my request to join  :evil:
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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2010, 09:00:11 AM »
That is unusual!  Sorry but the general jist of the conversation was that instead of going out and making it harder for others to earn enough to make a living out of this that people should consider doing promo jobs etc for the same money as is being offered.  This way they are still earning something but they are not devaluing what they do as their day job.

I would prefer to do that as there are too many people round here who do very cheap face painting and balloons and I prefer to be able to say "Yes I am a lot more than others (whoever they mention) but I am also very good at what I do so I am worth it!".  If people see good and experienced twisters going out to work for peanuts because they are desperate for the money when the recession ends they will struggle to get their rates up again.

I have dropped my price slightly but had been thinking about this for a while.  Although Herts is an affluent county, my town isn't and I was travelling so far for work.  I would much rather take a slightly lower paying job on my doorstep than I would drive for an hour each way for my old rate.  Since doing so my jobs have increased significantly in the local area to where I had 3 jobs last weekend all within 5 miles of my house.  I can't remember the last time I had that.

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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2010, 08:37:04 PM »
Well the day went really well, the guy did try and get me to where a Mario tee shirt, which I refused to do, 1, they booked Emazdad not some bloke to do balloons and my shirt and waistcoat are what I work in. 2, I don't work in short sleeves because I have tattoos, which is the reason I gave him for not doing it.

Mind you I don't think they had a tee shirt that would have fitted me.

I made loads of Marios, Louigis (Mario with green instead or red) power up stars, Bowser the dragons and princes peach's.
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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2010, 10:37:14 PM »
Hi
Sounds fun - how did you do Bowser?
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Re: Agent taking the mick?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2010, 08:16:35 PM »
Sorry Mark, it wasn't bowser it was Yoshi. I've put the picture in a new topic in the picture gallery. I made him mostly with 260's, the one I've posted was a one off I made last night out of 350's. I'll post it here as well for you.
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