In Catching the Big Fish, filmmaker David Lynch says:

“I hear stories about directors who scream at actors, or they trick them somehow to get a performance. And there are some people who try to run the whole business on fear. But I think this is such a joke – it’s pathetic and stupid at the same time.”

“When people are in fear, they don’t want to go to work. So many people today have that feeling. Then the fear starts turning into hate, and they begin to hate going to work..”

Work-life balance is not just about our rotas or the hours we work. Clearly, if our work environment is corrosive, it continues to impact us long after our shifts have ended. As an industry, can we afford to ignore this any longer?

Fear and trembling

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