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good office parties

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by txsportsscribe, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    so i'm checking jjobs and come across an ad for a managing editor of a small texas weekly. the pay was insulting enough at $26k-$28k until i see this little tidbit that i guess they're listing as a fringe benefit:

    "We also have good office parties."

    huh, so that's what we've all been missing out on as the industry continues to go down. are they serious? they're going to get a quality hire despite the lousy pay simply because they have good office parties.

  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    You obviously haven't seen the publisher's wife.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    As opposed to "We have really awkward birthday/going-away/anniversary parties where everyone gathers in the break room Friday afternoons, stares at the floor while the boss spews three minutes of garbage and then flees back to their cubicles, cake in hand, faster than you can say 'happy birthday Iforgotyourname.' "

    Not that I ever worked in offices like that.
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    gawd i hate those. always try to disappear on my birthday.
  5. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    mmmmmmmmmm, cake
  6. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    $26-28k for a managing editor? Yeesh. I know it's a weekly, but that blows me away. Scaling that to what the people at my shop make, I'm guessing the reporters at this weekly make about $10,000 per year.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Paging Cosmo...
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Launch party, I thought it said lunch party.
  9. Maybe you could just change the U into an A.
    Then it would say lanch party, Kevin. Would it really be better if it said lanch party?

    Ohh, lunch party.
    It's supposed to say launch!
    Okay, wow! Easy, booster seat, nobody cares about this party anyway.
  10. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    "Get well, get well soon. We hope you will get well."
  11. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    So, either there is no drug test, or these people are liars.
  12. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    The party doesn't start until the publisher yells...

    "$10,000 raise for everyone!"
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