Sunday, 31 May 2020

15 Signs You Work In the Event and Arena Industry

If you’ve ever endured long days that turn into nights, a never-ending calendar of events, quick turnarounds and spent months planning for a three hour show… we feel you. Welcome to the event and arena industry. Where the party doesn’t stop till six in the morning… but you still have to go to work the next day. We live and breathe live entertainment, work on holidays and weekends, rely heavily on coffee, but wouldn’t have it any other way. Whilst some people love this sort of hectic schedule, others do find that they dislike the non-stop nature of this job and quit soon after being hired. This isn’t uncommon in this industry, it’s not for everyone. However, due to the high number of people who leave this job, maybe employers will start thinking about some ideas for employee retention in the future to try and keep more staff working for the business. Whether that’s revising the working hours or improving the onboarding process, it would be beneficial for managers to try and keep their staff from leaving. Despite this, there are a lot of staff who love this job and enjoy coming to work. Sometimes, the industry just isn’t for everyone!

Here are 15 signs that you work in the event and arena industry:

1. If you remember to eat lunch, this is what taking a lunch looks like…

The four basic food groups: salt, sugar, chocolate and Skittles

2. The event dates at your venue are etched into your memory…

I can’t remember my own birthday but at least I know when George is in town

3. Your non-entertainment industry friends assume your life is like this…

Party rock is in the house tonight, everybody just have a good time!

4. But it’s really like this…

And we gonna make you lose your mind, everybody just have a good time…

5. Every task is due ASAP or by EOD…

I got this

6. Backstage passes aren’t really cool because you are working…

Badges? We don’t need no stinkin‘ badges

7. Your calendar looks like this…

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