This week’s rerun of This American Life has a story that really explains a lot in a short period of time about how completely fucking ridiculous working in showbiz is.
The episode is called “Pro Se” – it’s available for free download this week and free streaming going forth here. The name of the story is “Underling Gets an Underling”, it starts at about the 51 minute mark and is about seven minutes long.
It’s about a Production Assistant who hires an intern to be her Production Assistant, and it goes down the rabbit hole from there. Well worth the listen if you’ve got time.