You Heard It Here: Hollywood Perks — 4 Comments

  1. Being an RN for twenty-five years, and working in the hospital with bedside nursing for eight of those, sometimes something called “mandatory overtime” occurred. You got that right. If someone called in sick on the next shift and they couldn’t find any volunteer replacements they’d go through the mandatory list and you’d wind up doing a double shift – 16 hours. I occasionally volunteered, but honestly, I too often wound up getting sick after working evening into overnight shift. It just seems wrong to watch the sunrise from a hospital window if you aren’t a patient, and you showed up for work the day before at 2:30 pm, you know? Oh, and they never sent any treat trucks, just good old hospital coffee to keep us going. lol. Thanks for reminding me, lady!

    • Hi Lynne,
      My hat is off to all nurses and people in the medical industry. I don’t know how you all do it (or did it!). That is one of the hardest jobs out there and so underrated/underpaid! (Right along with teaching.) You make me feel guilty for the perks. But not enough to quit enjoying them. Haha. Thanks for dropping in and reminding me who the heroes are.

  2. Great post. Many, many, many years ago when I did a couple of tech gigs on set, I remember the catering being the best!!! I’m still not sure if it was due to the food be amazing or it was simply because of the long hours any break was to be savored.

    • Hi Allison,
      We’re lucky the craft service is petty good on our set, but that’s not always the case. Some productions have no money and no perks. But I think with longevity comes more perks and we’re in our 3rd season, so we’re seeing stuff we didn’t see the 1st season. It’s nice to be appreciated with the fun stuff. Thanks for dropping in!