I'm very happy with this career move, even if it means I have less time for writing; it's more and more consistent hours than my previous job, it's well paid, and I feel very positive about making a difference. My shifts will either be early starts or late finishes, so I'll still be on my computer for a while during work hours, and I'll be doing writing during my 'spare' time too.
I'm definitely still available for commissions, but not for short term team projects. Hopefully I won't be leaving this job for a good while, and my next career move will be into a journalistic job. If you're looking to hire me long term, please get in touch!
I enjoyed my time at Empire Cinemas, and I worked with some lovely people, but I already think I will enjoy this job a lot more on terms on my day to day role; it is 100% interacting with people and zero cleaning, and while I will still be on my feet all day I'll be in the same place all shift rather than moving around as much as ushering (cleaning the screens between films) requires.