Dick – career / personal Q’s
Help – Could you give me some work experience? I could just stand back and watch – picking up a few tips along the way.
NO! I’m the Grinch of videos. I get very grumpy and covered in green fur whenever anyone wants to watch me work. What could you possibly learn by watching me chew my pencils and play pocket billiards while I’m impatiently waiting for the next set-up to be ready other than I’m a very moody, grumpy, green-furred, not very huggable kind of chap?
They say having a mentor is a great way to learn. Well I never got that particular memo and so I just learnt the hard way – by making mistakes and laboriously watching other people’s finished work and trying to scam ideas from them – usually a very inspiring and also sobering experience. It worked for me – you could try that approach too.
Truth of it is I have such a low threshold of focus and way too much guilt. I had to stop working with an assistant because every day at 930 I’d start freaking out about finding her work to do instead of concentrating on my work. This was not healthy so I returned to my comfort zone of delusional workaholicness and I’ve lived happily ever after. OK, so I need to take this rather large bug out of my arse and give something back…but until the proctologist arrives the answer is still: NO!