Oh my, I just found out that my previous work makes me a must join for AFTRA. As in, I must join before my next job...tomorrow morning. I was a little worried after talking to my agent, but when I called the union office they said it's OK for me to go in on Thursday.
And just when I was thinking about using some of my savings for lasik. In terms of how much I put into my demo/career vs how much paid work I have done, this is a big fat red waterfall. But I am excited to take this professional step. There are many benefits from the union and from others given as a courtesy to card holders, included cheaper classes at a local dance studio that I love. And who doesn't love Sally Field??