jra wrote in post #14345830
Yep...at least in my area, you can start with Taco Bell at 10 bucks an hour.....I have a family member (high schooler) who recently got hired on....that's why I used that analogy
Of course, the area market does play a part
Yeah, but Taco Bell won't let you have more than 20 hours a week unless you're into a leadership role.
This sounds like a full-time employee position, so that's $10 an hour plus bennies for indoor work that won't leave you smelling like grease or being cussed out by irate customers.
This is Ohio, not San Francisco, and Ohio is an economic zombie state (more jobs leaving than entering).
Considering that they are asking for an experienced photographer, I'm assuming that they want an actual professional who understands all of the ins, outs and tricks associated with lighting and photography.
They probably don't have a clue. As Peacefire has already stated, they want someone with more than an index finger. The requirements, which they clearly stated, indicates the level of expertise they're looking for. Notice that it also includes "stylist" work that many photographers would consider beneath them.
for instance, if I saw a job asking for an experienced electrician, I doubt that they are looking for someone who has installed a few lightbulbs and maybe changed out a fixture or two in their home.
Well, "experienced electrician" actually means something tangible. He will have to be at least a "journeyman," which is going to denote a specific minimum number of hours of experience. He may have to be licensed in that locality. There are definite expectations we can attach to "experienced electrician."
"Experienced photographer" doesn't mean much of anything tangible.