I still have 4 more days to go, with around 12-14 hours of work each day, but in the last 6 days I’ve worked 72hours. By Wednesday night when I leave the final time, I will have worked a minimum of 120hrs in 10 days, straight. No days off. No sleeping in.
And I’m not just sitting at a door all day, or watching crew cars; I’m running around, proving that I can take charge, get things done, think ahead, make big decisions, be the only PA on a set while my Key is out picking up tables and chairs for the lunch room and my ALM is off lettering and polling for a future location. I feel like a chicken with my head cut off most of the time, and like I’m messing up horribly. Thank FUCKING god for Heather for taking on this crazy shift with me; she remembers everything I forget, and let’s me rant at her all day long, and she’s just really amazing okay. Also, she’s been letting me sleep on her couch so I don’t have to waste as much time on public transit (especially with the early morning start times).
I’m going to drink my fruit smoothie now and go to sleep. We start in about 8hrs and I want as much sleep as possible.
For the record, I won’t be working on Supernatural for a while. Other work with more steady hours and a bit more job security has popped up. It’s still film, and it’s still on set, and I’m still loving it.
But if you are only watching me in the hopes of seeing SPN set stuff, then you might as well unfollow me, as I have no idea if/when I’m going back to that set.
snarkalarkopus: Don’t get me wrong. I think that movie is strange and wonderful. I rented it by accident when I was around 9 at a friends birthday party, and had to go back to it years later because my friends mom fast forwarded through most of it. I just don’t think it has much to do with The Hunchback of Notre Dame. XD
hey-sass-butt: I’m in Canada. Maybe it was there on the US version?
Got all dressed to go get groceries but then I checked my bank account, and I don’t even have enough for rent till my cheque clears.
*sits back down*
I guess I’m eating soup again.
I was working steady on SPN till the end of October, and then I missed two weeks due to a miscommunication, then on my first day back, I got the concussion, took two weeks off to recover, and now I’m waiting for paycheques from the feature, and the pilot which won’t come till next week.
I know it sounds like I make lots of money, and yada-yada, but between my rent, utility bills, student loans, healthcare, phone, bus pass, and groceries, I almost never get to actually save money. I’m still living cheque to cheque, like everyone else.
I’m considering moving back to Toronto and trying to PA there while doing photography, because it’s cheaper to live out there, and I have family close by that can help me get photography work and other odd jobs.
This isn’t meant to be an “oh, poor me. pity me” kind of post. It’s just my thoughts right now.
Waiting to hear back about working tomorrow on a feature.
I’m pretty stoked. I was supposed to start working with them two weeks ago, but then I had the concussion and now I’m just getting back into it. The feature has an actress that I really like, and I’m just really excited that its filming in Vancouver.