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random question re: reality shows

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rusty Shackleford, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    How do the people who go on these reality shows that require big time commitments get the time off from work? I have a feeling that if I ever got a chance to be on one, I'd have to quit my job because my paper wouldn't let me just leave. Or they just wouldn't let me come back when my TV time was finished.

    And of course they wouldn't fill the opening my departure would create, but that's a different thread for a different day.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm assuming these shows pay. And if they do, someone could max their time off, then take unpaid time.

    And as long as that person doesn't make a complete ass of themselves, their jobs might be glad to have them back for visibility sake.
  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    I think the former Alabama football player who had a job at a Florida college was fired after taking too much time off for "The Biggest Loser" last season.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Ever notice how many "baristas" and bartenders these shows attract?
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    There's a lot of 20-somethings on these shows, yes? Do they live in their parents' basements?
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Take vacation and unpaid leave.
    The last paper I worked at let me take five weeks off - three weeks of vacation and two weeks of unpaid leave - to go to Nigeria in 2002.
    I think my current job would allow me to do the same.
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    some have lost their jobs but figure it's worth the risk. as for pay, i think big brother paid a stipend of $750 a week for the non-winners.
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