I was focusing on holding back some of the work in cd dvd duplication so I could focus on my staff structure with auckland media interns, auckland media jobs work experience type people crowding into positions where I can show them what’s happening and they can lift the load.
From answering emails I’m already getting a vibe going. There’s just too many people. If you want to get paid now, it won’t happen. I just need a fair structure so people aren’t being ripped off. I need to communicate that the person who works for free for the longest will get the reward at the end of that, and that I won’t ask people to work on serious projects without getting some money in their hand.
It just won’t be much until the chips fall.
So the hunt is really on for the mega auckland media interns here and I think I need to communicate a bit clearer with a bit of material.
I need to be fronting the candidates with the full knowledge of what could be gained with their supportive active co-operation. There is quite a range of aspects to the tasks here – your prospects need to understand what it is they will be doing for money.
I try to communicate, If you can’t print and pack discs, or edit videos, or do forex, be a fairy or even do the dishes . . . then you’re not that useful.
Yes we are really going somewhere. But you don’t get to walk in here and not do work. But I am trying to strategise around finding the auckland media interns wanted.
Data entry, cleaning, printing, dressing up as a fairy, and managing talent. That’s a lot of stuff to cover, it’s easy to confuse. This is marketing, presenting the delightful prospect without overselling the actual outcome.
My strategy is to accept that in the next few months, we will be feeling our way around anyway, and by that stage we will be willing to invest by offering good money and making that the draw. Brute force. Money talks. Why bother putting a big spin on it
Nonetheless. We would benefit from a bit of forethought into what angle we are selling the brand on.
It just seems like it would be my style to use the money as bait, and then get them to realise that working for me is a holiday. If I try to sell it, I lose the message. If I focus on the message of saying I’ll pay you $20 an hour it won’t get lost. You have to keep things very simple for people.
More so because I have a tendency to roll out so much analysis that it doesn’t really help me convince any body of anything.
But what it means is I only get to extract the value of this strategy, I only cash in when I can find a way to make competition for the positions work for me, or as I am suggesting, bring forward the whole continuum of expectations, so that the money is there for them if they are willing to prove some kind of commitment, committing to turning up to do the job for a few weeks before expecting a pay rise.
What I am trying to get at is that once I have enough money to start the party, things should start evolving of their own accord.
I would expect the girls to get good enough to pay for themselves. Then they can earn a bonus.
It just keeps coming back, getting these people into position and into shape is the whole scene. I’m trying to see what isn’t basically a HR problem. My whole life is an HR problem.
What’s not an HR issue? The buzzing shoot. Basically video related matters that don’t involve our staff. It’s just basically down to video and music, everything else, I can have a staff person here learning to take over.
My numbers tell me I am ready to bring people in now.
We wanted to make breathing space, we wanted to bring in staff to take over pushing all the buttons, where does that leave me? What problem does the staff solution deliver me to?
Video. we know that. Can’t staff fix video? No, because it is the creative part of video and music, the part that makes it you.
Which starts to suggest that in itself, staff is the final solution. How much does it cost to replace me and can I afford it? That’s what it is.
It’s the mechanics of people stepping in to do jobs so I can do something else. We got shane for printing, and two girls for packing, who can all also do videos. So lets get them and their videos going. It’s about thinking of a person for each job, my job is to pay someone to do every other job.
And the important thing is that I actually go and do it, that I pinpoint certain tasks to tick off. The duplicator. The lawyer. Tick them off.
What happens next there? Official forms. Always official paperwork to perceive. Even for the new trading channels, need to scan my passport. More official stuff!! It’s endless. Forms, details. I crave simplicity. But there’s always a new set of forms and requirements for the next check point in the game. What is the next one?
What is the bigger purpose here?
Well I need organise my money so that it remains completely coherent to me where my money is going. Many things get done, but they don’t get done, done. Much of my time, I am merely waiting to be sure it is safe to cross. Now I have the capital, I have to bring it together in such a way that I can manage confidently.
I need my capital organised so I’m confident to take the next step.
It seems to be under control. So my approach is this: Recognise one job – one task – to complete, and set a timetable/deadline.
Everything to do with my legal settlements are dependent on others taking action while I enjoy collecting rents and interest until they have met my requirements. So I have no motivation
It seems the only thing I can think of is tax. How demoralising.
Then I realise the next tier is organising my staff. The money, the past, has to be locked, while the present, the doing, the tasks, have to be locked next. They are pushing the business so I am slowly concerned with it less. They are pushing the videos so it is happening faster. That’s their job to come in and fix all my problems.
Then pushing out the team into the full cohort remains. 3 or 4 employees including the full time boss, and each person growing a shadow who can do their job, and will have their job in any reshuffle.
It’s the process of growing a shadow.
I grow two shadows, a manager and a video person. They each grow a shadow, or i split the manager into the manager and the full cd/dvd duplication person. Because it’s not just shadow interns, its also woofers and other stayers, there is always labour to complete cd duplication, but someone has to organise it all.
Whereas somebody else might be managing all my bookings, and slowly taking over the last of my jobs as soon as possible. Then there’s 3 shadows and as far as I know all I can imagine is I’d need a fairy.
You said in the end the NYL girls would run it all? Well I guess. We need to get girls into those roles because we need to get them paying for themselves.
The raw facts are that we have more to gain by pushing trading, so I guess that’s where I should be focused. Hiring into the trading positions which means we need a certain type of person.
So what now?
My next step is to go to star now once again to advertise the new angle. The new position is the trainee talent interns, we need them, we need them building, it isn’t just a plan it’s a concept to hold in mind.
because then those who come shall take on the tasks, promoting youtube, promoting gigs. In fact it may just be the task to have our staff girls, cultivating another 20 or so girls, and don’t you know that make a 100+ person party happen whenever I say so. Nice little dream.
This is the cohort that moves to fix my problems. I am trying to use my brain here to consider how to approach paying other people to fix my problems.
That is the problem to be solved here. The problem this side of the solution, and the problem on the other side of the solution.
It will be hard to keep all those people organised.
We need a hierarchy. We need a boss organiser nazi manager person and then below them, the video manager person, and the kurb person, and that could be your core 3 and you just have shadow interns and forex fairies coming up. The forex fairies could be redirected into party planning as that ill also be an aspect managed by this staff. We want a tour most months, and we want a party most months.
We want to promote some party work action!!!