What a thankless job that must be...I mean, not compared to my horrendous, cheap, and ultra shitty job, bust still. I feel like they have a pretty tough assignment, all things considered. They have to write scripts for people who are not actors, create storylines for fans who are probably 40% mouth breathing rednecks, 50% kids, and 10% internet nerds, nearly none of which have any overlap in what they would like to see. Not only that, but they produce at least 5 hours of TV each week, 3 of which is live. SNL is usually horrendous, and they are stocked with Ivy Leaguers, and they can't pull off an hour of compelling TV each week. And yes, I know SNL is an hour and a half long show. Add to that the politics, having to write around injuries, McMahon family whims, and network heads breathing all over their necks, and it's got to be an incredibly difficult position to be in. Again, not saying I wouldn't trade it immediately for my crappy job, but in terms of writing gigs, I don't think it would be considered "cushy".
I guess I'm just trying to say I thought the Daniel Bryan thing on Monday night was pretty rad.
Yeah, it's a thankless and miserable job, for sure. And it doesn't pay for shit, either. There's no question that shaving 4 hours or more of programming away from the system would help out a ton -- just look at NXT. One person booking one 45 minute show per week, and everything makes sense without things getting dropped for no reason. Ultimately, the writers aren't to blame for the biggest problems, Vince and now HHH are.