obviously the latter would justify a change of job, etc..
also, kultchris, maybe you should get your brother to read through some of the professionals' accounts of what encompasses a photography job. it isn't exactly like that of the life of a hobbyist, who has the leisure to shoot what they want, happy happy got client approach to buy what they already have, then they sell. that kind of sale happens maybe once or twice a year, at least for particular genres.
when you do photography as a job, if the client says that he wants photos that are to his liking, but are not to your liking, you have to suck thumb and do. if the client says that what you thought is the best way to do it is absolutely horrible, despite how many kor kor and jie jie on clubsnap give thumbs up, and give thumbs down to what your client wants, you have to seethe and do it his way.
that is something very important to consider.