Tough day at the office, dear?

When I was fired from my last job (pardon me, “downsized”), I had an insane notice period: two months. I guess they figured morale was so poor there that there was nothing I could do to poison the other workers.

Compare that with some jobs theses days where they have a security guard waiting to take you away the moment you get the bad news, barely giving you enough times to pack up your belongings. Like they’re afraid you’ll go postal or something (with all due respect to our mail carriers).

My responsibilities have not be reduced at my current job, but the space I have to use has been. About a year ago, I used to have an average of six pages. Now if it’s three, that’s a lot. Of course, I also have a well-received, work-driven blog that takes up a good portion of time. Still, I can’t help but get the feeling I’m being phased out.

Will the tide turn? Will newspapers ever return to their previous status? Sadly, I have a bad feeling about this.


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    It’s no secret what’s going on the field of print journalism. It’s going into the crapper. I wonder if Mr. Internet realized this would happen when he invented the World Wide Web. Regardless, the situation is here and we’re stuck with it. The purpose of this blog is to blow off a little steam, and I invite my fellow ink-stained wretches to join in with their own tales of woe or triumph. Maybe this will turn into a nice little support network. Questions? Suggestions? E-mail me at worriedjournalist(at) gmail(dot)com.
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