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|IMissAremid||Nov 10 2007, 12:22 AM|
After all... tomorrow is another day!
I hate what this strike is doing to the soaps, but I totally support the guild in this. Then again I almost always support unions. I belonged to one when I was an intern at a company and made more money and had more time off than I do now in a non-guild position at my current employer.
But the way I see it, it's not the guild's fault that the caterers and makeup artists and all these other people are out of work IMO. It's the fault of the corporations refusing to offer residuals to writers for what they create. Sure the ones in the guild are the "lucky few" who get to write for TV shows which all of us think would be an awesome job, but they also have to live in very expensive cities, many make guild minimums and some only have the opportunity to work 22 weeks a year.
Still, even if I did not support this current strike I think I would sympathize with the DOOL writer who blogged as he has to support his fellow writers in the union, but as a soap writer for a show that isn't being distributed online and DOOL isn't going to be sold on DVD, he may not have very much to gain from this strike but oh so much to lose.
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