Monday, 20 October 2008


Sometimes I do think that I work in the wrong side of Television.

I occasionally crave the glamour, the excitement and the travel that the Creatives tend to have.

I went for lunch today with some old colleagues and one of them has been offered a job on one of our shows that is filmed in Australia. He gets flown out there for the duration of the show and then is allowed to extend his return flight so that he gets a holiday out there too. It's like a free plane ticket to Australia for a holiday.

He ends up saving loads of money for his holiday too as when you're on location you get Per Diems and don't pay for any food or accommodation.

How nice would that be?

Another colleague has been in Houston, Texas for a couple of weeks, another has been filming in the Amazon and another is off to Spain soon for a new series.

Production, on the other hand, are stuck in the office - in particular I am seated in a basement at the moment where the air con is either too hot or too cold. We only get a small window in between where the temperature is perfect.

I am having to dress for all seasons down here. The other day we were as hot as Cape Town in the summer.

Oh the glamour.


MidniteGem said...

God I hate Air con !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Divine Miss M said...

I KNOW!!!!!

Hot, cold, hot, cold, hot, cold.

And now I'm getting sick.

MidniteGem said...

Welcome to my world ! lol

The Blonde Blogshell said...

ARGH!!!!! How annoying! I reckon you jet set home...oh wait...:-) See ya in CT sister!! x

The Divine Miss M said...


po said...

Mmm the jetsetting life does sound good, but those Australia flights sound horrendous, I wouldn't want to do too many.

kyknoord said...

Interesting. The other day it was as hot as Cape Town in summer here and - oh, wait...

Shivz said...

I love aircon... 22 degrees celcius alllllll day... and something crazy like 30-stupid outside!!! And then when I get outside... thunderstorms :) GLORIOUS thunderstorms!

The Divine Miss M said...

@po - too true, it's like 24 hours to get there!

@kyk - shush.

@shivs - I'M JEALOUS!!!

Miss Tig said...

Can we start a debate as to aircon VS no aircon at all..
we have an unairconned office (very 3rd world I know) in summer we melt and winter we freeze..only plus side is we use it as an excuse to go home early..its too hot/cold can cover a multitude of reasons for leaving...
i vote no aircon :-)

The Divine Miss M said...

It depends on where you live I suppose.

In winter here if you don't have heating it is HORRID! You have to dress for the artic!

And in summer everything is really small and close so it gets frikken hot.

I hate it.

I am for aircon and heating as long as the bastards actually get it right!