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I work at a newspaper and I got a raise!!! Oh wait...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Checked my online account to make sure the direct deposit went through.
    And I suddenly became very excited. I had made more money this week!
    Then I checked my paycheck, and my pay was still the same.
    Then, then I remembered. That crazy ass President Barack Obama had done some mumbo jumbo to the tax code and everyone should be seeing more money.
    Thanks Barack!
  2. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I get to enjoy that benefit for one week before the pay cut kicks in. Yippee.
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I got a raise a few months ago.

    The secret is to find an absolutely awful place to work in the middle of nowhere where there is no competition for the job.
  4. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    My bi-weekly paycheck went up $11 a few weeks ago. Woot!
  5. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Hey, let's be patriotic and help out our economy with that little bit of tax rebate loot.

    I'll see you all at the adult book store after deadline! :D
  6. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Here's another thing Journalism profs and deans need to tell their students.
    This is a business, if you choose to enter it, your starting salary will be your salary forever. And more than likely your starting salary actually will be cut a few times.
    Still interested?
    Bring on the citizen journalists now.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    "Yes. I just love writing and can't imagine doing anything else. Money's not that important, is it?"
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    If journalism professors actually told these kids the truth about this business those motherfuckers would be on the unemployment line with us in three days.
  9. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Still basking in the glow of the raise I got last year ...
  10. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Boo, socialism!
  11. i didn't decide to go into this biz until i got to college and had this great journalism professor in my freshman year. wound up having him for two other classes. he really was terrific. ran into him a couple of years after graduation and asked why he never talked about the pay and the hours and the weekends and the holidays. his response? "now you know why i teach."
  12. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Just be careful with that extra money. The tax rate didn't change. They're just witholding less. So you will owe more next April.

    Sneaky, sneaky.
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