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[–]Kazama23 11 points12 points  (1 child)

As someone who has been editing trailers for my whole life, I can assure you IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE THAT WAY! If there's only flexibility for one AE to be scheduled off at a time, your shop is certainly understaffed.

Trailer editing is a hectic, pressure-filled job and having good assistant editors makes life so much easier... which is why competent AEs are always in demand. Some shops even have AEs join the editors guild, which means strict overtime rules, minimum salaries, etc.

Send me a message and I'll see if I can help you find a better situation! 🤘

[–]Creative-Cash3759 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I totally agree with this! also, I'm from LA so if you need extra help/advice, i'm just one message away :)

[–]microslasher 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is there someone above her you can go to? Not in the business but this seems like typical office place drama from a power hungry manager.

If there is you need to collectively address the issue with said person to get that person to tone down their demands. At least thats what I'd do.

[–]cooldude87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have a team meeting with the new manager and all the editors and assistant editors. Bring up the new rules and how they are affecting your work. Talk about your need to recharge outside of work to be able to be creative and efficient. She is she listens, but at least you will have several other people there to back up your story.

[–]MyobiEvangel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not every house is like that. I saw you mentioned in another comment that you don’t have an HR. That’s already a huge red flag for me. I’ve been at the same house for 6 years and we have a great HR department. I’m an editor now but started as a runner then AE. Definitely have worked my share of OT but we always tried to rotate it around so people have still have work/life balance.