Posted by Sheepie on February 22, 2000 at 01:32:02:
In Reply to: Well Well posted by Percy Pernell on February 21, 2000 at 19:17:35:
: Does it seem that all animators, not just feature are locked into their own world, work-wise. I personally could not care what is happening at other studios to other animators. I would like to put food on my table without worrying where the next check is coming from.
Perhaps your lack of caring explains why you must worry about your next check. Exactly why should anyone care about you then ? If you just want a steady paycheck may I suggest factory or office work ? Anyone getting into this business does it for reasons other than money. When I started there was NO work and I couldn't get a damn person to even look at my portfolio. Still, it was what I loved and despite total lack of support from anyone I kept at it. I have worked as a steel worker, janitor , dishwasher, carpenter and many other occupations getting here.
: The union doesn't seem to have much influence over individual firings/layoffs, as long as it doesn't affect the whole.
Actually it has great influence in unjust firings.
:Take the situation in Vancouver/Toronto, mass layoffs/firings at Disney, then they pull out. A mass firing of employees at Nelvana, closing not only layout there, but design, and ship everything out to the smaller studios and overseas. All not too many months after Tom Sito and the 839 tried to establish roots in the Canadian studios.
Hey, wait a second. You rejected the union totally. What the hell can they do for you if you shut them out to begin with ? Dont lay that dead thing at Sito's door.
:Thanks from all of us up here Tom!!!
For what ? Blame yourself for not allowing a union to get started.
:The last refuge of the tradional animator is the computer as record profits from the Biggies mean more layoffs to the actual workers.
So go. Sounds like you couldn't care less anyway.
: Bottom line is the work is going overseas and there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about it.
Companies will do what they want but the union sets the standard of living here. Sure they will ship things out but if your trying to tell us it doesn't happen in any other business you are wrong. Stop blaming a union you rejected.
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