I Really Hate My Job

Synopsis: 'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the story of an evening in a café in London's Soho. As in so many jobs, nothing much happens - except laughter, song, rage, collapse, intrigue, cooking, lying, nudity, conversation, secrets, love, friendship, ageing, hatred, rat-infestation and the arrival of a movie star. I Really Hate My Job. Who hasn't said it? A career. It's what happens when you lose control of a car on a wet road and it slams into a brick wall. You might assume they're just three waitresses, one cook and one dishwasher but they see themselves as an artist, an actor, a lover, an author and a philosopher.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Oliver Parker
Production: 3DD Productions
90 min

I mean, come on.

It's policy.

Policy? This isn't NATO,

for Christ's sakes.

You need to learn

to be more assertive.

- Really?

- Yeah, and less sarcastic.

You are the sarcastic one.

Oh, really?



[clears throat]

Excuse me.

She demanded it

in the zoo?

- [both laughing]

- Guys, I'm sorry.

I have to ask you to leave.

We have to prepare

the place for dinner.

So tell me, do you find

your job abhorrent?

Just curious.

No, I find it challenging.


What do you do?

I waitress.


Do you want to be a waitress?

- [laughter]

- I am what I do.

No, no, no, no.

You do what you are.

[both laughing]

[laughter continues]

Okay, we're leaving.

Thank you.

- Suze, how old are you?

- Twenty-four.

Oh, God, you have

so much time.

How old are you?


That's only

four years older.

First World War

lasted four years.

A lot happened.


Did I tell you that

Harry said in London

no one is more than 20 feet

away from a rat at any time?

Remind me how Dave

does the chicken.


Well, let's... So...

"Marinade the chicken

in lemon juice,

balsamic vinegar

and olive oil

so it's really juicy,

even if the chicken's old.


All under control, Alice?

Mm-hmm, like

a well-oiled machine.

Rita, you're happy

to do salads?

- I'm not going--

- Fantastic.

Do you know

it is so great

to have all women

in control in here tonight?

Right on, sister.

[man on sound system]

# Love is #

- # The sweetest thing #

- [humming]

# What else on earth

could ever bring... #

What are we listening to?

# A happy air

to everything... #

[kisses, sighs]

Al Bowlly.

He died in the war.

Caf de Paris,

the Ritz in the Blitz.

Don't tell me

he wrote hits.

He did. He's got

a better range than Sinatra.

- Sinatra didn't have a range.

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Jennifer Higgie

Jennifer Higgie is an Australian novelist, screenwriter, art critic and editor of the London-based contemporary arts magazine, Frieze. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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