Last week while on set I got asked a question that really shocked me, and made me really think. While in the middle of crew meal, the D.I.T. leaned over to me and asked¬† “So why are you a PA still?”¬† I looked up with him with a completely dumbfounded face and honestly replied, “I really don’t know.”
Later on that day¬† I started thinking, why exactly am I still a PA?¬† I’ve been working in the industry for a few years now, and I know I could coordinate a production a whole heck of a lot better than some people I’ve worked with, so then why am I stuck in this continuous PA loop?¬† Finally the answer hit me.. I was still applying for PA positions hoping that someone would notice that I am over qualified and place me somewhere else. I was the one causing me to stay in the hamster wheel and not get anywhere.
So fellow PA’s that are in the same position as me, I say we take a stand and quit applying for the same position.¬† Take a chance and who knows..maybe I’ll end up getting something great.¬† Has anyone else started to do this?¬† Post your comments about it!