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Geez, what's next

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I think this counts as professional:

    CBS 2 in L.A. is moving into a new newsroom. And their control freak news director has reached a new level of the end of the biz as we know it.

    NO food or drink in the newsroom, at all. No coffee. Nothing but water.

  2. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    So they must take ... dinner breaks! Away from their desks! What a concept!
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Yeah, but Frank...no coffee in the newsroom?
  4. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Oh, also, they have a break room. This isn't allowing them to have anything in the newsroom.

    Sorry, another sign of the apocalypse...
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    At my old paper we moved into a new newsroom and they tried to say we couldn't have any food or drink. Someone spilled something on the new carpet and was put on probation. Eventually, the night crew pretty much said fuck the rules and went back to eating and drinking at their desks.
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Screw that. Someone shoulda took a crap on the floor.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    That's what every night crew says. 8)
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    In my experiences, a lot of times it isn't the TV reporters and producers and such themselves who are such inane morons. They exist, but that goes for every profession. But TV management types are among the most mentally challenged, egomaniacal, overly full of themselves dickheads around. Their heads need enemas.
  9. Taylee

    Taylee Member

    At last stop, they encouraged you to eat AT your desk. It meant they were getting an extra half-hour of work out of you for free. Took me, oh, about two days to figure that out. Once I became news editor, I made lunch breaks mandatory for the desk staff. Even put up a lunch schedule to further piss off the EE.
  10. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I'd guess this one doesn't last very long.
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    The guy in the white pants.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That memo is great reading. Nancy needs to approve all plants. And only one or two pictures, in frames, on your desk. Unless your spouse or kids are ugly, then those aren't allowed either.
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