In a story that almost reads like a parody, SBS paid a director ~$8500 in gift certificates for his work on the show ‘Same Bed, Different Dreams‘.
It was recently reported that a director, who worked for SBS’ “Same Bed, Different Dreams,” received gift certificates for his six-month payment worth 9 million won ($8,500).
“No matter why, it is wrong that a part of payment for a dispatched worker was made with gift certificates,” the post said. “We are investigating if similar cases had happened before.” It added, “We apologize for hurting people who worked hard to make SBS shows. We will work to ensure that this will not happen again.”
Given that this was a director, one can imagine why there’s almost always industry concern about the other staff.
I absolutely take this seriously and it’s horrible, but honestly, when I read this headline I had to laugh. How the fuck? Dude directs a show with Kim Gura and Seo Jang Hoon (and previously Yoo Jae Suk) for six months and he gets paid in Sizzler credit and shit.