I worked at a junior level for two London-based producer's offices (one of them a major player) and was horrified at the treatment/hostile work environment in both circumstances. The pay is generally awful, the hours very long and an air of "treat people as cruelly as you care to....if they don't like it, they know where the door is" made getting up to go to work every day something to dread. It made "The Devil Wears Prada" look like a cakewalk.
I segued into that career from having been a professional actor (with West End credits) and having worked state-side with a top regional theatre (which was a dream).
It was emotionally draining and put me off ever working in the industry again in any way, shape or form (and I have had opportunities).
I'll stick to being a patron and leave the rest to those who have the skin of a rhino. I hope Rudin and his like get what they deserve. Nobody should get away with that level of nastiness.