July 3, 2013
I've managed many clerk-level temp employees over my 30+ entertainment industry career. All were more than eager to work in "hollywood" and most had ideas that would surely change our department, our company, and all our lives for the better. The expectation that these ideas would be immediately adopted was often untamed by the fact that most simply wouldn't work. Yes, the non-production-related positions in entertainment are often disappointing to those hoping for front-of-the-camera excitement. If the perm folks work in a "shoebox", and anyone hired to do the same for a short time period was shown the space ahead of time, should there be issues? My assumption here is that often those not as successful as self-assessed turn their inability to thrive into a criticism of their environment. I would hate to have a less-than-stellar review of a more-than-usual company turn away qualified potential candidates for open positions.