Jumping on hotel beds.

You’re excited on landing a job, and upon arrival to your hotel room, you jump on the bed. 

And why shouldn’t you be excited when new work arrives?

But you have a right to work and it should be par for the course. You aren’t ‘blessed’ to have a job. You earned it. 

The movie system will seduce you in many pernicious ways. Just the fact that the job is out of town makes it so appealing; out of the country you’ll be ecstatic; my driver is picking me up etc. 

On the point of how much you’re getting paid, the agents and casting directors will sing a different song.

The producers shoot films where it best suits them. 

In these confusing times today it is useful to have a sober attitude. The outlook that having enough work to earn a proper living is your right is very grounding. 

If you are so easily swayed by getting to stay in a hotel, then there’s less chance you’ll fight for more important things.

The movie business can entice you as an actor: every commercial audition is said to be for a US national, every TV role might be recurring. This gets your expectations up, but then when it isn’t a US national or a recurring role you could crash in disappointment.

Adding to a vicious and tiring cycle.

As a professional you should expect to receive job offers in a straightforward and dignified manner with no false frills added. 

The right to work was going to be included as one of the human rights in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but the United States wouldn’t allow it to be included.

People have the right to work. 

That doesn’t necessarily elicit jumping on hotel beds.