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If you get laid off or bought out what will you do?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mizzougrad96, Jul 7, 2008.

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If you get laid off or bought out what will you do?

  1. Look for another job in journalism

    22 vote(s)
    25.3%
  2. Look for another job outside of journalism

    65 vote(s)
    74.7%
  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    When/if it happens to me, I'm done. Curious what others think...
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'll at least be looking for a job before I am laid off. That's for sure.
     
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Already doing so. I'm waiting for the next round of buyouts at my place and I'm probably done.
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's hardly the same thing...
     
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I'm moving to Montana to open a fabric store where Mizzou, Slappy and Inky will live in a yurt Inky builds of goatskin in the backyard and sell drugs through the drive-thru while Mustang, Dre and I sort thread by color.

    I'm only slightly joking. If I get laid off, I'm done with newspapers. Beyond that, I don't know.
     
  6. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Probably work as a stripper.

    One serious option I'm thinking of would be to get an office job out of journalism. I'm pretty adept with computers/office software, etc. and I know telephone etiquette. Another would be to learn to be a bartender.
     
  7. Wow. 100 percent. That's crazy.
     
  8. Smartwriter

    Smartwriter Member

    I'm laid off and have been looking for that next step. My search does not involve newspapers.
     
  9. Look for a job outside of journalism? Where else will we find a high-stress, low-paying job that drains us emotionally with little reward?

    I'm thinking coal miner or teacher.
     
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Coal miners make good money though.
     
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    The first thing I would do is figure up how much money I have and how long I can live without getting a job.
    Then I'd look around, and assuming I didn't or couldn't move, figure out my local options and take the best one.
    I'd probably take a real hard look at niche publishing. But that's just me.
     
  12. Smartwriter

    Smartwriter Member

    Public school teachers get state benefits and three months off.
     
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