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Former Herald employee paid to blog his own layoff

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Diabeetus, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Classy times.

    http://gawker.com/tag/morbid/?i=5018951&t=journo-paid-to-blog-own-layoff
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I'd like to say this is amazing, but nothing surprises me anymore... we've, excuse me... they;'ve reached a new low...
     
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Wow...
     
  4. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    wtf

    we're through the motherfucking looking glass now
     
  5. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    It's a snuff blog. All the rage.
     
  6. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    This is the modern version of the old desker who writes his own obit in anticipation (happened at my shop)...
     
  7. Screwball

    Screwball Member

    Check out this comment on his blog ...

    "As your mom I say it's ok to panic, but get over it quick.Your adrenalin will be pumping, your heartbeat a little faster,then you can take a look around and figure out what you can sell on Carl's list , donate, or throw! It's easier to think when you can see yourself being about to change. And change will surely come, so get used to it. I have worked for corporations for ten years, and as soon as you figure out what they want, they change the rules. It has a type of stability that I have needed, but the tentative kind that makes you wonder what will happen next. It's organized chaos, like your bedroom. May be time to clean that room up!"
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    What a great idea by management...
     
  9. Does it say somewhere it was management's idea? How do you know it wasn't his idea?
     
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What advantage is it for a company to "trick" someone into taking a full-time job then outsourcing it?

    Just the sheer joy of it?
     
  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Ask any tech company.
     
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Why is he doing this to himself?

    He should have refused to do this blog and walked out the door.
     
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