First, Amanda the Aspiring TV Writer has an inspiring post. If you’re interested in writing, you should check it out.
In that vein, I’d like to write my own heartwarming blog post. My wife told me that these posts have been really negative. That’s unfortunate, because I really do like my job. It’s certainly better than having a real job.
I’ve been a stock boy, a legal services clerk, a paperboy, and a caddy (among other things). While being a PA can be just as degrading and pointless as those jobs, nothing compares to walking on the set every day. You’re surrounded by beautiful people, lights and cameras, cool special effects, and sets that look like real houses on the inside but like a staging of Our Town on the outside.
Okay, it’s a lot of work. There’s a lot of stress, and a lot of angry, angry people. But there’s also a lot of people who genuinely care about making great television. I’m proud of the job I do, and even though I have a zen belief in the mu-ness of my work, I take comfort in that fact that I make the real creative work easier to do.