OK I know i have been venting the last few days, but im streesed to hell. ok, so first of all ive been head of rail for 2 weeks, i stayed till 11oclock on school nights wre i had huge assignments due, to do dry runs BY MYSelF on the rail. so i come to rehearsel today, and walk in on the stage manager talking to a newb whos on rail, but claims he done this before. (before i tell the end of that convo) so i decided to see what he knows. the first thing i do is walk him over to an out of weght line, and then ask him how A) how to reweght, and B) what is the importance of keeping a line in weght. his answears were, well you put the weghts above this plate (which has a ring above it) and this is incorrect, so i have to explain you put in betweenthe two plates,and ofcurse he says why, so i have to explain saffty, and pipe weght to this moron. Now heres his answear to keeping lines in weght- it dosnt matter as long as you can move the line. well i have had it at this point. any one up here who works flys knows the wear out of weghts put on your systems, and how hard it is to replace a rope. know i ask him how to fly stuff out, on an in weght line, so he walks over and instead of taking th saffty off he trys to pull down he lock, he relizes it isn woking and he los confused, then relizes his mistake. sohe takes it off and i tell him to watch his spike and what to yell before bringing it in, well guess what he misses spike, forgot to yell "fly 8 coming in" and hits the girl i have a huge crush on right on the head. well i have had it and now i go up for the run and th sm tells me that im no longer in charge, since the "newb knows more the me" (i later found out he explained everything i told him to her and said it was my fault for hitting the girl on the head) ok so know im pissed, oh and the thing i heard when i walked in was "ya i dont really like the guy on rail so try to take-over his cues so we dont have to deal with him" so right now it takes three to run the rail, tomorows our last rehearsel before the show, so i know its way to late to bring in a new kid. so anyway after rehearsal the sm walks up o me, and just states if you ever crawl behind the cyc during a rehersal again, you will be kicked off crew. heres the kicker there were only 2 people behind the cyc, the ld and the newbie. so you guys think i have reason to walk? by the wayi tried to talk to the director and she sid what the sm says goes. so our whole crew is about to walk.