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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Writer33, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    I work news side at a small daily. A couple of weeks ago one of our reporters takes a call. She hangs up and tells me the editor of a slightly larger daily approximately 30 miles down the road had just offered her a job. She turned it down. I've sat on it for a while because my first instinct was call the editor and tell her if she ever tries to take one of our reporters away that I would drive down and jam the phone she used to call our reporter down her throat. However, being the happy go lucky sort that I am, I didn't. How would you folks handle such a situation, if at all.
  2. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Dude, that's how the food chain works. You ought to be happy your reporters are doing good enough work that the big boys down the street are taking notice. Circle of life, and all that jazz.
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Good thing I don't work for you. Shouldn't you be flattered that a larger paper thinks your writers are good?
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He did nothing wrong.
  5. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    The reporter knows exactly what I think of her work and she is very good.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why don't you call and offer one of their folks a job?
  7. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    If I did, I would the reporter at his or her home. Not the newsroom. That's all that bothered me.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Are you the boss? If not, why are you even entertaining thoughts of talking to the editor. And if you are the boss, then this disqualifies you from hiring anyone from another paper. You may only hire newbies.
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    I agree with Barzak. Be glad your reporters are good enough that somebody else wants them.
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I literally don't understand the question.

    It's life in the biz.

    Maybe she just shouldn't have mentioned it to you. But beyond that, it happens all the time, it's business, not personal, and it's the way things work in our chosen profession.
  11. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Man, Writer33, you sure have a lot to learn about how the world works.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm glad Lynn Hoppes doesn't cry like a little girl every time someone tries to raid his staff.
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