Stage Crew wanted ...for peanuts
By Flyman for The Stage
Presumably in an attempt to soften the blow of the derisory wages on offer, a recent advertisement for stage crew noted that extra hours might be worked and the carrot of additional payments for get-outs was held aloft.
Let us leave for another day the debate about the purpose of negotiating additional payments for appearing in costume or missing a tea break. Are they penalties to discourage the management from asking for such things or simply a way of getting wages that are somewhere near what they should be? Up here on the fly floor, offers of appearance money are few and far between.
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