We continue to get email about assistant pay, including a few like this one that show some potential for change:
As I was giving my boss a ride home tonight, she brought up the #payuphollywood movement (unprompted!). She asked me what I thought it might actually accomplish, and I mentioned that fair pay would be a nice starting point, and I brought up the fact that payroll wasn’t likely to approve my weekend overtime. She told me that if they give me any trouble, she will step in and take care of it. She also told me to start keeping track of mileage because she would like to reimburse me out of her own pocket (since the studio doesn’t).
I know this doesn’t get to the root of the issue, but it definitely turned a crappy day into a bit of a happy ending.