Do you ever have one of those days where you look around and think, “What the fuck am I still doing here?” I’m having a day like that today.
People always like to tell you, “You have to pay your dues.” But they never tell you how long you have to pay your dues for.
I’ve been a PA for several years. Granted, it took a little while to find my path– I was a personal assistant, I tested video games, I even worked my way up the camera department before I realized I really needed to be in the office to make it as a writer.
Still, I’ve been running sides, brewing coffee, sticking labels, and generally performing tasks that a simpleton could do for the majority of my career (such as it is).
“This is not why I went to film school,” is a common lament among PAs. What I want to know is, when will I get to do what I did go to film school for?