I’ve had many moments like this and today isn’t any different, but sometimes I feel really discouraged and disappointed when I have to interact with people in this industry who work behind the scenes. While most are professional and courteous, there’s an alarming number who behave completely unprofessionally and just downright mean. I wish I could bypass contact with them altogether but it’s really impossible since these are the majority of people I come across on a near daily basis.
I understand people don’t like to be walked all over and constantly deal with temperamental actors/models/dancers aka “the talent” with sometimes stupid and/or mundane questions, but I don’t think myself stupid and I really hate when people talk to me as if I were. I also try to remain professional and friendly but find my behavior met with brusqueness and sometimes blatant disrespect. It’s draining!
So what’s the solution? I cannot expect anyone to change and lord knows they won’t. We all go through this and know when to speak up but also went to step down. I don’t really know. I tend to bark when provoked but I know I have to rethink this strategy. Maybe kill them with kindness?