Masumi Asano’s Commentary#014
Things That Break Your Heart
① ← Was fired after all.
This is a brand new product!
Please try one!
② Please tryー
[Children devouring samples]⇩
③ Ppleaase ttry onne…!
[Severe chill from the frozen food cases]⇨
④ <Everyone loves ☆ Cure Sausage! Available now!☆>
(That’s what I really want to be doing……)
Yes, I did this too. Selling products with samples at the supermarket. This sort of job lets you sign up for one day of work at a time. So it was simple to do even while working as a seiyuu.
The most common was sausages. There was also chicken nuggets, ham, eel… Back when I did this, the rule was, “During work hours, wear a skirt”, but, the supermarket display cases are really, ridiculously cold! It was a whole day of shivering in the chilly air while cooking sausages on a hot plate from morning ‘til evening.
There were people who would stuff their faces if I took my eyes off of them. And when I finally thought someone bought some, they would come back to me later, “Excuse me, I found these sausages stuffed in the shelves with the shampoo.” And during lunch break, I’d get a call from the main office, “What? That’s all you sold? What’s your sales pitch like? Try it right now, into the phone.” and they made me practice an étude right on the spot!
No part-time job is easy. So that you may one day soon be able to stand on your own as a seiyuu, don’t give up, Futaba!
And with that,
This has been Masumi Asano!
Masumi Asano’s Commentary#013
Working is Tough
① *swish* *swish*
② *swish* *swish*
Oh, the new girl’s such a hard worker.
③ <You’ve got a game job tomorrow. The recording studio is at…>
④ (This is why I’ve been working so hard…)
(Still, suddenly asking, “Please let me have the day off”…)
(The next time I’ll be fired for sure…)
It’s a big help having her around!
Seiyuu work and part-time work.
These two things coexist in a relationship filled with conflict.
We seiyuu, especially for the the first few years, have an extremely unstable income. Basically, it’s simply unfeasible to get by without taking some part-time work.
Seiyuu work and part-time work just don’t fit together!
The reason for that is, with seiyuu work you’re completely in the dark about your upcoming schedule. You’ll suddenly get a phone call, “You’ve got a job tomorrow.” Even cases like, “If you’re free, could you please come in for this job today?” aren’t unheard of.
So, when a part-time employer asks, “Please submit which shifts you can work for the next two weeks”, and you don’t have an answer, it’s a problem.
Nevertheless, these seiyuu who endeavor to work part-time figure out various solutions.
★ Work at the shop of an acquaintance who understands your circumstances.
★ Work in the early morning, when there’s no demand for seiyuu work.
★ Work jobs that let you sign up for 1 day of work at a time.
★ Work ridiculously hard and make up for being unreliable with your shifts in some way or another
And so on.
What’s going to happen to Futaba?
Look forward to next time♪
This has been Masumi Asano.
My new desktop wallpaper. For some reason, this goofy title card illustration from Iguchi Yuka no Mu～～～n ⊂（ ＾ω＾）⊃ (episode #7, 2010.11.15) has always been one of my favorites.
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