Too Proud?

So I’m still between jobs. I think this is a kind way of putting it. Out of work; unemployed; surfing the sofa is more the state of things. I mainly patrol BBC Jobs, Guardian Jobs and I get individual job alerts from my subscription to Production Base. Today has once more yielded wholly underwhelming results. At the moment I’m sticking to my guns and looking for drama work only (as time progresses I might have to extend my search criteria). Today’s job alert from Production Base has brought Fremantle Media to my attention and their current search for Clarity Operators for “Quizmania”.

You can imagine how my heart sinks everytime I read something like this. Firstly, I have no idea what a clarity operator is. Is this someone who dumbs down the content to a more baby-food level than it was before? It probably airs on UK TV Pleb Dazzle at 3 in the morning and attracts lowest common denominator viewing and is cheap and unimaginative viewing made by people who “…have experience within quiz or shopping formats.”
Maybe I should just bite the bullet and go for something like this. It does have the advantage of getttting me to London but I know I’d be miserable, it would look bad on the CV and might limit my already poor chances or getting back into drama.

I think for the time being I’ll leave this exciting opportunity to people more keen to immerse themselves in “…the UK’s most successful live interactive gameshow.” Best of luck to them.

4 thoughts on “Too Proud?”

  1. Hang in there man. It may be that a time will come where you have no choice but to lower your own standards but not yet. It’s not as if your requirements are over stated either. If you were holding out for Controller BBC2 then I’d bitch slap you upside the head but you are simply applying a sensible measure of self respect – can’t be a bad thing!

  2. Welcome to t’internet, saw the link on Rob’s blog. Fremantle Media, am currently applying for an internship there in their legal department…small world.

  3. My brother makes much sense. It’s not often you’ll hear me say that! But yes, to repeat what’s already been said, hang in there. Something will turn up eventually. Somethings have a habit of doing that!

    And welcome to the world of blogdom! Long may you continue 🙂 oh, and we were promised giggles but I won’t hold you to that!


  4. Thanks guys. I know it’s just a matter of time but it’s always really encouraging to have someone tell you that it’ll be alright. And don’t worry Al, there will be some larfs in the not too distant future, watch this space!

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