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How many jobs have you had since you started posting here?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KJIM, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Moddy's recent transaction got me to thinking how many jobs he's had since I've been here. I think he's had about four since I signed on, which was in 2005. Not that I stalk him or anything :)

    For me, the count is five.

    I came on here during the Mitch Albom debacle. I had been working in news/sports and had been since 1997, same job.
    2007-09: 2-year non-journalism job
    10-11: job search, nothing full time or more than three months
    11-12: one-year journalism job
    12-13: 15-month non-journalism job
    13- current: job from which I intend to retire, non-journalism (will switch locations every two years, but same company, same job title)

    How many have you had since blessing this place with your presence?
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    I'm on my fourth position, including an invaluable one away from the newsroom.

    My "presence"? I'm sure some detractors might disagree.
  3. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    Registered 7/31/04. Since then, I've had seven jobs (maybe six, since one was a return to a previous employer but in a different capacity), all journalism. Lots of moving around, but in my defense it's always been to bigger papers and/or jobs with more responsibilities.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I think I go back to 2002.
    I've had two jobs:
    My last newspaper job
    My current PR/marketing job
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    Job in SoCal
    Job in CoMo
    Magazine writer
    Freelance writer

    A bunch of temporary or short-lived jobs outside of journalism.

    Full-time dad — twice.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Maybe this makes me an idiot, but what is 'CoMo'?
  7. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Under this name, just one but I was here years ago while working at another job. Joined then to ask a question about a job posting (through DM) and I think I posted once - in said job posting under that name.

    I lurked for a long time before signing back up to respond in a thread. I didn't really start posting "regularly" (if you can call it that) until relatively recently.
  8. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Small paper in North Carolina covering almost exclusively high schools.
    Bigger, but not a metro, paper in Virginia covering ACC, minor league baseball, NASCAR and high schools.
    Rivals.com site/"Fan" mag
    Sports editor at small paper in Virginia
    Fulltime freelancer
    Digital editor at college town paper in Virginia
    Dad/freelancer in Maryland
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Seven since 2004, though two were part-time that I worked simultaneously while searching for a full-time gig after getting laid off.

    I got comfortable in one job for eight years, then began moving up to bigger and better opportunities with the aforementioned part-time gigs in between.
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Buck, how did you land the PR/marketing job? I'm trying to make that same transition.
  11. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Lucky enough to still be in the same one I had when I started here in 2008.
  12. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Until 2009: journalist
    2009-2012: corporate marketing
    2012-14: corporate comms
    earlier this year: bigger corporate comms
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