But you are right, if they are consistently missing deadlines, they should be kicked to the curb. My second year as a head director, I inherited a show (first year there). By the first FB game, I only had 25% of the drill from the writer (the opener). The next week, I got the second drill, and it looked like he had tied the mouse to a chicken's leg, and let it run all over the screen. He wouldn't return my calls. I kept the opener, threw out the "chicken art", mailed him a registered letter paying him for the 25% of the show he wrote...and firing him. I then wrote the rest of the drill myself. We went to SMC for the first time.