Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

by Chuck Rybak/@chuckrybak

Here’s a script idea for a television show I’m writing. This is the pilot. Please tell me if you think this is believable. I am concerned about plausibility:

The Conflict.

There is no money for education. There is no money for the university system.

The state needs to tighten its belts. It needs to make modest concessions.

The university must serve the needs of business. The state has pressing job needs to fill, especially in healthcare, information systems, and business.

There is no money for other, less important fields that focus on character building. There is no money for worker raises, for merit pay, for new positions. There is no time for the university to offer the degrees they want or to implement their workers’ ideas.

State workers have lived a privileged life, and now they need to live in the real world. State workers are not to be spoiled.

State workers are not to have a voice. They are not to be in a group that has a voice.

State workers are lazy. They are never in the office. Too much time off.

The Crisis.

There is now no head football coach at the flagship university. A state worker has left. This important state worker must be replaced as soon as possible.

The Resolution.

There is now money. Much of it is provided by people who have said there is no money.

The state must loosen its belts because it needs to stay competitive; paying this state worker more money ensures a level of job quality. There is money to pay his new staff of state workers, as well as the departing staff of state workers. Money will ensure quality at these important support positions.

Investing millions of dollars in this new state worker does not produce jobs in healthcare, information systems, or business. Businesses near the stadium will fill the vacuum. They are now just as important.

Although the placement rate at the professional level is incredibly low, it is the experience itself that is important. Building character is more important than building business. Life lessons are more important now.

In order to show how much they want the new state worker, they must spoil him. The state would not want him to feel under appreciated. They will treat him with the respect he deserves. This state worker must have time to implement his ideas.

Above all, this state worker must have a voice, even a radio show or television show, so his voice can be heard. They must hear about this state worker’s needs, plans, and his ideas for the future.

This state worker works very hard. He is in the office quite a bit. He is recruiting. He deserves his time off.


What do you think? Any ideas for casting?



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