Monday, 3 November 2008

Who's your Daddy?

Nepotism is rife within the Television industry. This close knit community of people would rather have "one of their own" than allow a total random an opportunity. When given the choice between a bosses child and a poor sap who has applied for the position they always go with the family member.

This is extremely frustrating in some situations.

For example we have a Runner (for definitions of these roles read my previous post here) working on our current show. He happens to be the son of one of the Executive Producers within the company. In all fairness to him he did apply for the job without telling anyone who he was, but as soon as you see him and speak to him you would have to be deaf and blind not to notice who's son he is!

Now he is a sweetheart. I really like him and have no issues with him BUT it is more the role that is happening now.

No one wants to give him the runner jobs etc because of the fact that he is one of the Exec's son so on our shoots which are coming up we are having to hire another Runner to work on them.

It seems to redundant to me. Especially as I am working extremely hard over here trying to keep costs down.

Oh well.

Nepotism will forever be alive in the work place I guess.

I can just be proud of the fact that I made it where I am without any help from anyone.


Mike said...

I work at a municipality and there is some SERIOUS nepotism here.

But with everything except public works, all family members are a bunch of dogfucking fuckshits.

Miss T said...

unfortunately I think it's everywhere but i guess in your industry they don't care if it's obvious!