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Extra work

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, May 20, 2008.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    How many people here have to write material for a team's program? Is it common with smaller papers?
  2. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    I work a small shop and never had to do that. Why do you "have" to, if I may ask?
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I don't. Other's do, though.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I didn't have to, but I was asked to write something summing up a team's season for an exhibition overseas, and I gladly did it.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    you mean for free?
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    that's what I was wondering.

    If they're paying you, take the money and run. Yeah, it could be perceived as a conflict of interest. And until someone pays you enough so you don't have to whore yourself out...fuck it.
  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    and if they aren't paying? fuck it.

    mechanics don't fix your car for free.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I don't understand this concept of free work. Why shouldn't the team have to pay for a copy writer for its program? Is it a throw-in in some ad deal?
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    That's crap. A quid pro quo ad deal should be worked out with your sports section. Or in the media guide, an ad for your section.
    If that can't be worked out, you should be paid for your time. You guys want to know why you're paid less than virtually every working profession? Because you "gladly" ... "write something summing up a team's season for an exhibition overseas."
    Goddamn it. That pisses me off.

    (Mike, it's not just you. It's the whole profession. It's been going on for a while. God, it's irritating.)
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I wrote mine on company time because it had my byline on it, complete with the paper's name. I'd probably have done it anyway because it was an opportunity I probably will never have again. But I don't work for free, for the most part.
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I don't work for someone else for free.

    I get paid crap by my job as it is.
  12. jimmydangles

    jimmydangles Member

    We aren't allowed to.
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