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"Getting out of the business" resource thread

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by playthrough, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. agateguy

    agateguy Member

    Looking forward to it.

    Meanwhile, here's another "what to do if/when you become 'involuntarily separated' from your job" link:

  2. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member

    Anyone have/had any experience as a car salesman? I got an offer from one my area's leading car dealers to begin as a salesman. They're paying for my training, and offer benefits (which my paper does not).

  3. fremont

    fremont Member

    From what I gather you can make some pretty good money but it's all dependent on your ability to sell - it's all on commission - sell something or make nothing. I'd hit a Toyota dealership and sell Priuses. :D

    Good luck, man.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Shoot a PM to OTD and bitteryoungmatador. I know both of them have sold cars.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Everybody not named Toyota or Honda is getting their asses kicked in this environment. This is a miserable time to be in retail car sales.
  6. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Exactly. You won't be finding a lot of people going out and buying cars nowadays. I'd stay away;=, very far away.
  7. Possibly a relevant Facebook page:


  8. agateguy

    agateguy Member

    You have to be logged into Facebook for the link to work. It looks good, and could become a very helpful resource.

    It's been up for less than a week and already they have over 700 members.

    That said, I wonder if, for journalists with facebook accounts, if it might somehow work against them to be a member of a site like that? It SHOULDN'T, but I would be leery of how corporate might see one's membership in such a group, especially with corporations looking at things like Facebook and Twitter accounts when evaluating job candidates.
  9. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    So, one of the first things they do at law school orientation is give a presentation by the office of job placement. The assistant dean opens with this:

    "You couldn't have picked a better time to go to law school, the business is booming."

    She uses a Powerpoint to show steadily rising lines for job placement (nationally) and starting salaries. She was very, very cheery and excited, as were the students.

    It was, to say the least, a little disorienting for someone who's been through what newspapers are going through.
  10. Reacher

    Reacher Member

    unless the law school is one of the top-tier schools, that person is lying
  11. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    Well, let's just say the accompanying powerpoint with stats from two national publications over a 10-year period offered a different opinion.
  12. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    OK, enough arguing over law schools. Let's move on.

    All you lawyers/wannabe lawyers, what can you tell us about any possible legal recourse for someone who was "involuntarily terminated" if they believe they were targeted for unfair reasons?
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