Thursday, 26 February 2009

What's my age again?

The audacity of people sometimes amazes me.

We are in the post production editing phase of the massive cookery show we were filming and this is the part where many issues kick in. Are all the facts right? Do we have the correct spellings and pronunciations of the contributors names? Do we have their right ages? Are their job descriptions correct?

Their job descriptions. Now if you are a baker in a bakery that is what you are, correct me if I am wrong, but my Executive Producer seems to not understand this. He has taken violently against some peoples job titles.

For example he didn't like "Computer Technician" and has decided that the gentleman in question should be a called an "IT worker". Where does he got off deciding to change peoples job titles?!?! Luckily the poor man didn't mind, I think he is just excited to have his name on TV that it didn't bother him. But I am the poor sod who has to phone these people up and find a polite way of informing them that we wish to call them something else other than what they are.

Next they'll be saying: Miss M I don't think that this woman looks like a Joyce, can we please call her Samantha? Phone her up and check if she'd be ok with that.

Seriously. I wouldn't be surprised.

One woman kicked up a fuss about her change in profession. I informed the higher powers that be and received this email back

"Please will you guys go to (Name of Exec) with this one as this woman cannot tell us what we can and can’t write …but equally we can’t have her complaining so think the boss might have to take this one on"

I really hate to inform my colleague but yes she can. Simple as that. It is her profession!


kyknoord said...

Maybe I should be on your show. I used to think my job title was "Engineer", but it seems to have morphed into "Social Worker/Nanny/Gopher". Exciting times.

The Divine Miss M said...

No, they wouldn't like that.

Personally I think that you will be called a Woman.

Lopz said...

Have just noticed that you're back..nothing like a bit of recession turmoil to stimulate the creative juices hey!? Welcome, your tales have been missed. ;-)

The Divine Miss M said...

I was wondering how long it would take hey!

I've been blog stalking too, I think I need more work to do!