- Jan 25, 2018
He should have done this YEARS ago. He ain't Markiplier, he ain't Dr. Disrespect. The man needs to supplement his income because it isn't stable. He could easily work a part time, first shift job, come home and get situated, run a stream for a few hours then clock out of that and do whatever he wants. Save every penny that comes from the job. He wouldn't be making a shit ton of money but Washington is moving towards a $15 minimum wage and right now it's sitting at $12 for 2019. Phil never thought about what he would do if this shit falls apart, and he obviously never expected it to since he bought a new house and a brand new car, and didn't save any money. Anybody who gives him money towards that 16k to help pay whatever bills or whatever is out of their minds. If things don't completely fall apart then Phil will never change.
I think ChocoTaco recently quit his job to stream full time. Iirc he was working full-time and and decided when he reached a certain amount of subs, and held that amount or grew he'd make it his full time job. I think it was 1.5-2k subs. That is over double what Phil has at any given time consistently. I'd argue that's a fair way of looking at streaming. If you're not covering your costs with a little bit left over for you then something needs to change.
Simple fact is I think he thinks he's too good for a "normal" job. It's a step down in his eyes.