How do we all go after a long weekend,
Where on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we have crammed in 4 days work, so we can get the Monday off work on a gazetted Public Holiday. It’s rather like that in many industries, allowed to have the day off, but the same amount of volumes of work have to be pumped through.
This is the time where errors occur, lots of them.
The fight to get out as early as possible, leaving the making of Ads to us, all the others around the building, trying to avoid the short straw and help. In the wash up of these weekends, we now spend even more time than usual, cleaning up the mess that’s left from ‘the others’ cutting corners to ‘get out’. Yet, the blame for the mess seems to always stick where it least deserves to be.
Where it should be, is with those who seem to have the “Teflon Coating” where nothing sticks (apart from the accolades of making the money) — Not those who Produce the product, who make sure it goes to air, that again the product has been salvaged from being a pile of Poo and made it smell like a dozen roses.
What about this for a plan, introduce an Annual Commercial Producers Day (there seems to be one for everything else) where on this one day, we don’t get the day off work, we just get us to go out for the 2 hour lunch (hell have lunch)… to be allowed to finish 10 minutes early and not to be looked at with scorn when we do leave early. (This would have to be the Music Directors Day and Traffic Operators Day,) maybe just maybe (pause for dreamy like music from APRA).
What would be good would be a punching bag hung in the basement, (There’d be a line up for that too)