Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Fifi tells me to take a holiday

I'm not a happy bunny today.

Fifi called me into her study first thing and suggested that having taken Edinburgh by storm I should pencil a few weeks break in full preparation for the Autumn push.

She said that I was the only top-level executive on the 6th floor not to have taken full advantage of the handsome 45 days annual leave package, and that I would really benefit from "a recharge somewhere hot"

I hate holidays.

I haven't taken a proper holiday for years. Not because I haven't had the time, but because I don't actually like them. I can't stand being away from my work. I hate being out of the loop, not privy to what's going on with MY PROGRAMMES on MY CHANNELS.

And I get very, very bored if I'm not dealing with critical broadcasting issues.

Must say that my initial reaction was one of total suspicion. Why all of a sudden does she want to bustle me out of the building, just as I am getting totally stuck into the job?? Was I not meshing properly with the ecology of the Corporation corporate dynamic?

To make matters even worse I have NO IDEA where is hot and funky right now (Fifi wants me on a plane out of Heathrow by noon tomorrow).

Luckily Daisy G texted me to say that Playa del Carmen in Mexico was the place to go, and suggested a hot hotel that Wallpaper* covered last month. I must say it looks very funky, urban, yet by the sea...

Exactly the kind of place that someone like me should be seen holidaying in.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should get away. You need a break - you're looking a bit tired.

BLTP said...

I fear I've fallen into meta world I can't decise whoch of the production company website's you linked to are real or not. I have suspcions this e-mail I'm writing is actually fake. I think you should definitely take a holiday you may get some inspiration for great new ideas from Mexican tv "ugly betty island" or something

Spangle said...

Did the head girl also mention it's hurricane season. Hope you don't get back to find out your channel has been swept away...

Anonymous said...

Maybe on your return you might find BBC3 re-born as an online content proposition only accessible in the i-Player...

Kids don't 'get' the TV anymore TVC - they only watch things online - something which might account for BBC3's viewing figures.

So you'd be the first major online channel controller in the UK - what a career break that would be...