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Subj: Re: What is going on?
Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 at 06:59:47 pm EDT (Viewed 100 times)
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Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 at 11:39:26 am EDT (Viewed 100 times)
It comes down to the management at the top. If that management is aloof, and not communicating itself to those who work below it, if it is not sympathetic to the people below them who work on the floor and in the offices, then you can often get a workfloor that is not disciplined, or feels insecure. Which results in a low morale for your workforce.
When Christopher Eccleston finally began to comment on the reasons why he left the show so abruptly in 2005 he noted his concerns over the working environment and the lack of respect given to the crew. He later expanded on that but at the time Eccleston's reputation as a confrontational and opinionated actor probobly left most people dismissing his comments. Until now.
Christopher Eccleston - "I was open-minded but I decided after my experience on the first series that I didn't want to do any more," he said.
"I didn't enjoy the environment and the culture that we, the cast and crew, had to work in.
"I thought if I stay in this job, I'm going to have to blind myself to certain things that I thought were wrong."
There is no particular suggestion that Eccleston was aware of Noel Clarke or John Barrowman's antics, we might never know for sure, but it is clear now that there was a massive issue at the time with the way the management tended to their responsibilities to Crew and Cast, and that the reason John Barrowman felt so confident and secure in doing what he did came down to his belief that he would be protected by those at the top.
If you are in a job where you have a wall between you and the management, and that wall generates intimidation and some fear, then you will not raise your hand and draw attention to any concerns or objections you have as you will not have any confidence that that management is either going to hear you, or take any action to address your concerns in a discreet and yet firm manner... given Christopher Eccleston claims to have been Blacklisted due to his clash with that management and the effects of leaving Doctor Who as he did you can appreciate that the culture of fear that stopped anyone complaining was not misplaced thinking. This is how the environment on that series of Doctor Who worked, and this is why John Barrowman calculated the odds were in his favour and he had little to fear from that management. He more than likely sensed that no one would complain.
Bad Management. With people who have no empathy for their employees or any awareness that they have a responsibility towards their wellbeing and right to go about their day without being unduly harassed or pressured.
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