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(Guardian)   Actor calls out director for criticizing his "tiny" apartment during Zoom audition. Look at the big shot actor with an apartment. Subby gets a cardboard appliance box and is submitting this on a Burger King Wi-Fi   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-11-22 4:29:10 AM  
My Zoom background is wood paneling and my ceiling, so if I'm doing a video chat from 1983 I'm way ahead of the curve.
 
2020-11-22 4:38:35 AM  
Subby has a cardboard box?

LUXURY!
 
2020-11-22 5:32:25 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Subby has a cardboard box?

LUXURY!


You should see my van down by the river, it has a bed in it.
 
2020-11-22 6:04:53 AM  
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2020-11-22 6:56:42 AM  
Not just in the entertainment world. Executives mocking their employees for the crappy living conditions that their below market pay can afford is quite common where I work.

/owns a crappy small house.
 
2020-11-22 8:07:32 AM  

NathanAllen: Not just in the entertainment world. Executives mocking their employees for the crappy living conditions that their below market pay can afford is quite common where I work.

/owns a crappy small house.


I do these meetings all the time. Never do I ever turn on the camera. I keep my laptop closed so when they say 'we'd like everyone to turn on their cameras ' I turn on my camera and it just shows a black screen anyway.
 
2020-11-22 8:09:08 AM  
Doesn't sound like the director was mocking the apartment, maybe he was being sympathetic.
 
2020-11-22 8:56:11 AM  

usahole: Doesn't sound like the director was mocking the apartment, maybe he was being sympathetic.


either way, the actor should have just posted the video and his calm response and not say anything negative about the director.
 
2020-11-22 9:00:22 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Subby has a cardboard box?

LUXURY!


Used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us.
 
2020-11-22 9:02:49 AM  

Warrior Kermit: usahole: Doesn't sound like the director was mocking the apartment, maybe he was being sympathetic.

either way, the actor should have just posted the video and his calm response and not say anything negative about the director.


I assume he waited to find out if he got the part
 
2020-11-22 9:05:06 AM  

Capt.Plywood: Farking Clown Shoes: Subby has a cardboard box?

LUXURY!

Used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us.


You're complaining about free room service breakfast?
 
2020-11-22 9:13:35 AM  
The first time I had a good enough job to afford a brand new car all I could afford was a Neon. The CEO of my company saw it, mocked the car and me for driving it, then commented that I must be getting paid too much if I could afford it. That wasn't the last time a company bigwig was brutally condescending to me. Power corrupts.
 
2020-11-22 9:24:44 AM  
January Jokes. Don't worry. Nobody wants to work with you either.
 
2020-11-22 9:26:54 AM  
My director and I at work talk about our projects and building something nice, so that when we go public or are acquired our stock options hit.

We both talk about getting nice places in Phoenix and drinking beers in the yard.

I have a damn excellent boss.
 
2020-11-22 9:54:53 AM  
Capt.Plywood: Farking Clown Shoes: Subby has a cardboard box?

LUXURY!

Used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us.


Right,,WE lived in half-a-tank, under the rubbish, each morning we'd get used Covid tests for breakfast, then work 27 hours at McDonalds, and when we got home,, our Dad would sneeze all over us and dance around our graves singing Hallelujah!
 
2020-11-22 10:24:44 AM  

johnny_vegas: Warrior Kermit: usahole: Doesn't sound like the director was mocking the apartment, maybe he was being sympathetic.

either way, the actor should have just posted the video and his calm response and not say anything negative about the director.

I assume he waited to find out if he got the part


Yeah but a smart actor knows that an audition is not just for the part they're reading. Directors and casting directors remember things like this.
 
2020-11-22 10:32:44 AM  

ClicheRinpoche: johnny_vegas: Warrior Kermit: usahole: Doesn't sound like the director was mocking the apartment, maybe he was being sympathetic.

either way, the actor should have just posted the video and his calm response and not say anything negative about the director.

I assume he waited to find out if he got the part

Yeah but a smart actor knows that an audition is not just for the part they're reading. Directors and casting directors remember things like this.


Great point.
 
2020-11-22 10:34:44 AM  

Warrior Kermit: usahole: Doesn't sound like the director was mocking the apartment, maybe he was being sympathetic.

either way, the actor should have just posted the video and his calm response and not say anything negative about the director.


Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?
 
2020-11-22 10:41:46 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: Warrior Kermit: usahole: Doesn't sound like the director was mocking the apartment, maybe he was being sympathetic.

either way, the actor should have just posted the video and his calm response and not say anything negative about the director.

Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?


if he wants to make a living in that chosen field might be best to not slam the had feeds him.
 
2020-11-22 10:59:54 AM  
It's a stupid comment, since from one static shot you can't tell whether you're seeing the entirety of a studio apartment or the home office room in a twenty room apartment overlooking Central park. The decor and furnishings look decent.

Meanwhile, RateMySkypeRoom on Twitter.
 
2020-11-22 11:02:07 AM  

Warrior Kermit: Commander Lysdexic: Warrior Kermit: usahole: Doesn't sound like the director was mocking the apartment, maybe he was being sympathetic.

either way, the actor should have just posted the video and his calm response and not say anything negative about the director.

Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?

if he wants to make a living in that chosen field might be best to not slam the had feeds him.


Especially when, by his own account, the director immediately apologized for his comments
 
2020-11-22 11:05:31 AM  
Look at all manner of histrionics caused by social climbing and materialism.
And you did it all by yourselves.
 
2020-11-22 11:32:18 AM  

tinyarena: Capt.Plywood: Farking Clown Shoes: Subby has a cardboard box?

LUXURY!

Used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us.

Right,,WE lived in half-a-tank, under the rubbish, each morning we'd get used Covid tests for breakfast, then work 27 hours at McDonalds, and when we got home,, our Dad would sneeze all over us and dance around our graves singing Hallelujah!


And if you try to tell the young people of today that, they won't believe you.
 
2020-11-22 11:35:08 AM  
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2020-11-22 11:35:55 AM  

cryinoutloud: Look at all manner of histrionics caused by social climbing and materialism.
And you did it all by yourselves.


Applying for a job = social climbing and materialism?
 
2020-11-22 11:46:42 AM  

puckrock2000: tinyarena: Capt.Plywood: Farking Clown Shoes: Subby has a cardboard box?

LUXURY!

Used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us.

Right,,WE lived in half-a-tank, under the rubbish, each morning we'd get used Covid tests for breakfast, then work 27 hours at McDonalds, and when we got home,, our Dad would sneeze all over us and dance around our graves singing Hallelujah!

And if you try to tell the young people of today that, they won't believe you.


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2020-11-22 11:50:21 AM  
I wonder if there is anyone who hasn't been caught by hot Zoom mike by now?

It happened to me last summer. I was in online training for a new project. I've worked with the trainer before and new this person to be extremely organized and competent. Someone in the training session interrupted the trainer repeatedly though. The trainer had to begin over several times. The trainer began to get confused. Maybe other people had no problem with the situation, but I could not follow along with what I was supposed to be learning. I grew frustrated as the interruptions continued. Exasperated, I breathed to myself "shut up."

Then I saw the smile disappear from the interrupter's face. The speaker's face fell. I hit the mute button as fast as I could, but the damage was done. There must have been a dozen people online. No one acknowledged what happened. The trainer completed the presentation. I turned off my video so the other participants could not see me having a panic attack complete with gasping for air. For the rest of the day, I expected a call notifying me that I was let go.
 
2020-11-22 11:53:04 AM  
That attitude about personal space is the very basis of global warming ass hole.

Over consumption. Gratuitous consumption. Absorbing so much privately of resources everyone needs, as a life style, is the fooking problem.

The attitude of acting like gratuitous indulgence is a sign of anything even remotely good or worthy of respect is a cultural norm, no one should lift a single finger of effort to help preserve.I can't imagine taking any personal risk or making any personal sacrifices to protect a culture that was like that.If the entire American armed forces quit and left ass holes like that to try and protect what they got from the rest of the world, i would not blame them. I would consider them to have take an acceptable path, when faced with the reality that that is what they risk their lives to uphold.
 
2020-11-22 11:55:19 AM  

NathanAllen: Not just in the entertainment world. Executives mocking their employees for the crappy living conditions that their below market pay can afford is quite common where I work.

/owns a crappy small house.


When I was in my 20's, the first day returning from a lay-off, my supervisor mocked my shoes. This person demanded to know why I didn't buy new dress shoes when I was so broke that I had been down to eating one meal a day for weeks. My pay would have had to be multiplied by more than 200 to equal what that supervisor earned.
 
2020-11-22 12:21:34 PM  
We were all out in the parking lot at work one day because of as suspected gas main leak.

The CEO looked  around and noted that a lot of the cars in the lot are nicer than his and he said "I pay all of you too much money"

Then he points at my old pickup and says "You should all be driving one of those".


I love my old truck.
 
2020-11-22 1:06:06 PM  
He probably could have found a better angle for an audition (art on the wall, etc) but that is far from a crappy apartment. It looks tidy and modern. Good publicity for the actor. He handled it well. Didn't name the director.
 
2020-11-22 1:06:21 PM  

Bruscar: I wonder if there is anyone who hasn't been caught by hot Zoom mike by now?

It happened to me last summer. I was in online training for a new project. I've worked with the trainer before and new this person to be extremely organized and competent. Someone in the training session interrupted the trainer repeatedly though. The trainer had to begin over several times. The trainer began to get confused. Maybe other people had no problem with the situation, but I could not follow along with what I was supposed to be learning. I grew frustrated as the interruptions continued. Exasperated, I breathed to myself "shut up."

Then I saw the smile disappear from the interrupter's face. The speaker's face fell. I hit the mute button as fast as I could, but the damage was done. There must have been a dozen people online. No one acknowledged what happened. The trainer completed the presentation. I turned off my video so the other participants could not see me having a panic attack complete with gasping for air. For the rest of the day, I expected a call notifying me that I was let go.


I would be expecting a call thanking me for keeping the meeting on track, but perhaps try more tact next time.
 
2020-11-22 1:20:00 PM  

NathanAllen: Not just in the entertainment world. Executives mocking their employees for the crappy living conditions that their below market pay can afford is quite common where I work.

/owns a crappy small house.


You're going to feel like a real ingrate next month when your boss gives you that hot cocoa sampler box.
 
2020-11-22 2:17:06 PM  

CaptainFatass: NathanAllen: Not just in the entertainment world. Executives mocking their employees for the crappy living conditions that their below market pay can afford is quite common where I work.

/owns a crappy small house.

You're going to feel like a real ingrate next month when your boss gives you that hot cocoa sampler box.


Only opened once & still mostly full!
 
2020-11-22 2:24:40 PM  
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Send them this
 
2020-11-22 2:29:10 PM  
Bruscar:

You just said what everyone was thinking.

As someone with social anxiety and ADHD, I am well aware I tend to do what was described, but social graces state people can't tell people like me to shut up, even though most of the time being blunt is the only thing that works since I can't read between the lines many time.
 
2020-11-22 3:47:10 PM  

Bruscar: NathanAllen: Not just in the entertainment world. Executives mocking their employees for the crappy living conditions that their below market pay can afford is quite common where I work.

/owns a crappy small house.

When I was in my 20's, the first day returning from a lay-off, my supervisor mocked my shoes. This person demanded to know why I didn't buy new dress shoes when I was so broke that I had been down to eating one meal a day for weeks. My pay would have had to be multiplied by more than 200 to equal what that supervisor earned.


To be fair, they also could have hired a fifth grader with better math skills than mine. FYI, the figures above are slightly off.
 
2020-11-22 4:16:37 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: The first time I had a good enough job to afford a brand new car all I could afford was a Neon. The CEO of my company saw it, mocked the car and me for driving it, then commented that I must be getting paid too much if I could afford it. That wasn't the last time a company bigwig was brutally condescending to me. Power corrupts.


The only time I've ever been hassled by an employer was back in 2001. She looked at my holey Doc Martins that were wrapped up in black gaffer tape and said "Gunther, I know we don't pay a lot, but we pay you enough to get new shoes."

Later that week I was on my way to the restroom and heard a squishy sound, then felt cold liquid seep up into my socks. The urinals had overflown and the hall carpet was soaked in toilet/pee water.

That night I did my boss proud and bought a new pair of shoes.
 
2020-11-22 4:25:57 PM  
Not that it excuses the director's comments but isn't this the exact reason zoom has custom backgrounds?
 
2020-11-22 5:14:27 PM  

Commander Lysdexic: Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?


Actors make more than most directors.  I've seen way more abuse from in front of the camera to behind the camera people to have this raise any sympathy.
 
2020-11-22 5:39:26 PM  
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2020-11-22 7:09:14 PM  

mjbok: Commander Lysdexic: Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?

Actors make more than most directors.  I've seen way more abuse from in front of the camera to behind the camera people to have this raise any sympathy.


Lol wat
 
2020-11-22 7:27:54 PM  

Gramma: NathanAllen: Not just in the entertainment world. Executives mocking their employees for the crappy living conditions that their below market pay can afford is quite common where I work.

/owns a crappy small house.

I do these meetings all the time. Never do I ever turn on the camera. I keep my laptop closed so when they say 'we'd like everyone to turn on their cameras ' I turn on my camera and it just shows a black screen anyway.


I do the same. First few times my manager asked me to "fix" my camera, I explain that due to my back, I have a makeshift standup desk, which is true and she knows I stand a lot at the office.

Because of my desk setup, the laptop is under my monitor stand. I can't open it without rearranging the whole desk for each meeting.

Truth be told, I could easily move the laptop so I can be seen and behind me people would see a Les Paul hanging on the wall and part of 2 football stadium puzzles I glued, framed and mounted.

Rather than waste meeting time looking like I'm paying attention, I would rather work on the other 2 screens without being seen.
 
2020-11-22 7:39:29 PM  

ng2810: mjbok: Commander Lysdexic: Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?

Actors make more than most directors.  I've seen way more abuse from in front of the camera to behind the camera people to have this raise any sympathy.

Lol wat


I'd say a very few superstar actors make a lot of money. The vast majority are either doing okay or having to work as waiters to make ends meet. Comparing the very few top actors to "most directors" is not a genuine comparison.
 
2020-11-22 7:52:19 PM  
I'm pretty sure that viral video is the biggest role that actor is ever going to have.
 
2020-11-22 8:10:54 PM  
He looks like that pillock from those stupid dhar mann videos.
 
2020-11-22 8:20:41 PM  
I was wondering where all the Fark.com Republicans went.
 
2020-11-22 10:37:23 PM  

mjbok: Commander Lysdexic: Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?

Actors make more than most directors.  I've seen way more abuse from in front of the camera to behind the camera people to have this raise any sympathy.


No. Stars make more than most directors. The dozens of other people you see in a movie mostly pull SAG minimum, which is a few hundred bucks a day, or a little over that, depending on things like if they have lines and how many.
 
2020-11-22 11:50:58 PM  

stoli n coke: mjbok: Commander Lysdexic: Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?

Actors make more than most directors.  I've seen way more abuse from in front of the camera to behind the camera people to have this raise any sympathy.

No. Stars make more than most directors. The dozens of other people you see in a movie mostly pull SAG minimum, which is a few hundred bucks a day, or a little over that, depending on things like if they have lines and how many.


I assumed this was for a TV show.  He was a regular on an HBO show.  Normal regulars make around what a director makes per episode, but also do the entire season.  As actors stay on series their per episode generally goes up after a few seasons.  Directors, unless they're marquee directors do not go up nearly as much.
 
2020-11-23 1:30:53 AM  

mjbok: stoli n coke: mjbok: Commander Lysdexic: Yeah!

Who does this poor think he is, demanding to be treated like a human being?

Doesn't he realise his purpose is to serve the wealthy folk in all matters?

Actors make more than most directors.  I've seen way more abuse from in front of the camera to behind the camera people to have this raise any sympathy.

No. Stars make more than most directors. The dozens of other people you see in a movie mostly pull SAG minimum, which is a few hundred bucks a day, or a little over that, depending on things like if they have lines and how many.

I assumed this was for a TV show.  He was a regular on an HBO show.  Normal regulars make around what a director makes per episode, but also do the entire season.  As actors stay on series their per episode generally goes up after a few seasons.  Directors, unless they're marquee directors do not go up nearly as much.


TV directors, by and large, freelance, doing 1 or 2 episodes of a show's season, but they can work on multiple shows a year, since an episode only takes about a week or so of shooting, then it's handed off to the producers for editing.

A good example is Peter Weller. He's directed episodes of just about every action series FX has put on for the last decade.
 
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