The people in charge don’t have any idea what’s going on. They hire people like me, so they don’t have to know. That’s why it really burns my toast when my boss tells me how things are run.
Just today, our additional 2nd AD (not to be confused with the 2nd 2nd AD, which is a totally different job) asked if he could get preliminary production reports. (If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry, it doesn’t matter to the story. It’s just some paperwork he wanted.)
So my boss says that he’s supposed to be getting the preliminary MacGuffins. I interjected that, no, we give them the approved MacGuffins, not the prelims.
My boss assured me that they’re supposed to be getting the preliminary MacGuffins, and, in fact, had been getting them until recently.
This, despite the facts that, first, I am the one who makes the copies and distributes the paperwork, so I would know, and second, I have documentary proof, in the form of a list of who gets what paperwork, in my boss’s handwriting, mind you, that I was never told the ADs needed these prelims.
“Just give him the prelims from now on.”
Yeah, I got that. Thanks. You’re the idiot, and I’m the one who’s getting talked down to.
I love being a PA.