You've hit upon something that I've been asking around, and am still struggling with. Finding my percentage (after expenses, taxes, lifestyle and business expenses).
I'm going your route. Any pitfalls on tagging the missus along on a job?From where I'm at, your answers and opinions have always sounded honest. Thank you!
Firstly, thanks for your take on my ramblings; greatly appreciated! With no business axes left to grind, why not try to help?
Pitfalls? One, that I remember.
We had been working in Dublin for/with a guy who, by the end of a long, internationally spread out shoot, hated my guts. And I his.
My bro’n’lo was getting married in the afternoon in Glasgow, Scotland, and we had to get there from Ireland that afternoon or miss it, with all the diplomatic, family spin-off from that. As the taxi stopped at the airport, my wife got out in a hurry with myself pushing rapidly behind.
As a consequence, I stepped onto the back of her shoe. At that moment, and for maybe ten minutes, divorce from both myself and my business was what she then wanted, more than anything else in the world. I had never seen her so venemous before or ever after, poor girl. I, of course, was distraught.
The wedding? We arrived just as the meal had ended, so we had some sandwiches… at least I was spared hearing the speeches.
But, the advantages (of the wife, not of missing the wedding) were huge: nothing finer than travelling the world with someone you love; sort of cool to be removed from the diplomatic quandry of how much attention to pay the model if you are both alone together, day and night for a week or two… best of all, when it’s all over there’s someone with whom to share the finer memories of your lives. Business? Yes, very helpful in her case, because she was well-educated, spoke very nicely with precious little accent other than a softish touch of Scotland to cut the clinical and, importantly, she grew up in a household where her Dad ran a successful surveying business and did a lot of entertaining – she knew from a child how to treat ‘clients’.
Obviously, I’m all for stable relationships!