Friday, July 30, 2010

Lunchtime Conversation

Yesterday I dined with some executives from one of our fine entertainment conglomerates.

During the course of business talk and small talk, I mentioned the strangest thing that happened to me in my official union rep career ...

It was when Hanna-Barbera called me up, told me they were having trouble with one of the employees (who also happened to be a TAG member) and said the guy was so unpleasant and difficult to deal with that they really didn't want to talk to him.

So they asked me if I would talk to him.

And if, while I talked, I would tell the person he was fired.

After I lifted my face off the floor I told them "No."


A rabbi and a priest go to a bar.... said...

I'll do it!

Anonymous said...

How did the situation play itself out?

Anonymous said...

Really, you didn't do it? What a great story.

Anonymous said...

Hey that's awesome. Say, the next time you have the ears of studio executives do you think you could use the time to impart upon them that they're killing their board artists with insanely long scripts, unreasonable deadlines and moronic "leadership"?
Just a thought.

Steve Hulett said...

How did the situation play itself out?

They let him go. All by themselves. Even at the tender age I was back then, I thought it was insane to ask me to do it. Still do.

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