I wanted something pithy and funny to say today, its the weekend afterall, but I am conflicted. Yesterday I took a little vacation time from work due to a photoshoot for a SL magazine and me and the photographer were the only two who showed up. Seriously. Models? If you don’t think being in print work is an honor, move aside, because there are tons of models who would jump at a chance to wear your shoos. You not only inconvenienced the photographer (I think it was 3AM for her), you inconvenienced a model who did as she was told and showed up. I realize there are times you can’t make something, we all have RL and SL commitments and conflicts, but the adult thing to do would be to notify the photographer so she can let everyone know and reschedule. It’s not just the right thing to do, its the adult thing to do. I am not specifically talking about the model my photo was to be taken with, because I am pretty darn sure she is one of the most professionally responsible models in SL, she either didn’t know of the appointment or something happened where she couldn’t respond about a delay. It’s every single other model who missed. Some of the models were even inworld at the time and just ignored the messages from the photographer. I am actually glad I am not the CEO or in any form of management of any magazines or agency’s any longer because the ignorers? You would not be employed by me ever again.
But all that said? The take from? This isn’t my battle to fight. I get to stand on the sideline knowing I did the best I could professionally do. As for the rest, my new mantra? “Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right” So I am going slip on something a little sexy, it is Friday and all, and I’m going to peacefully slide into the weekend. I hope you have a good one.