April 10 2009
Redundant workers in New York are turning to the decks, reports this article . Armed with their severance pay, they're using their free time by going to DJ school and learning how to mix in the hopes of picking up enough gigs to support themselves. Many of them are older and had to put aside their dreams of becoming a DJ when they landed full-time 'proper' day jobs, jobs that ironically proved to be less reliable than spinning records. So, if you're worried your DJing may be getting in the way of your day job, or that you might lose your day job all together, take heart in the fact that your mixing skills will never go out of date and that punters are unlikely to ever downsize their partying.