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It's time to move on

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Tommy_Dreamer, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    It's time to get going
    What lies ahead I have no way of knowing
    But under my feet babe, the grass is growing
    It's time to move on ... Time to get going ...

    Tom Petty - Time to Move On - Wildflowers

    Now after that musical interlude, here's the deal:

    I'm leaving the business. I'm packing my bags and headed South to try new things. Turned in the two weeks notice today and I already feel more relieved. I've had an up and down 10 year run in this business. I've copy edited, designed, written columns, features, puff pieces and hard hitters. But I've finally had it with where this place is going. I'll still be in touch on these forums, but hopefully I won't be as irritable.

    It's been a rocky romance with journalism but finally I left it standing at the altar before I turned 30.

    You can ask any questions you like, I'm not afraid of any outing at this point.
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Best of luck, Tommy.

    Since you opened it up for questions....Any idea what you are going to do next? What finally tipped the scales to get you to leave?
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    As a former co-worker said when I left a gig once upon a time, "congrats!" He extended his hand and shook mine, and all was well with the world.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Get the fuck out of here. No interlopers allowed. :D

    Good luck in your new field!
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Ha. One time as I was leaving a job, every single person I told congratulated me on my departure without before I even got around to telling them where I was going. Kinda makes you wonder about the place, eh?
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The Cowboys still suck, Tommy. The field in which you work can never change that.
  7. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Good luck buddy, and much success in your future...and just remember, you may not be a journalist any more, but you can always ask questions...

    Never lose that.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    It's OK, admit to being a Romosexual already.
  9. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Thinking seriously about getting into teaching. high school history even journalism lol, yeah I said it. The scales got tipped when I realized how disgusted I was every time I walked into the building. Also, I got tired of doing the work of four people and getting paid (badly) as if I was only doing one job.
  10. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they really sucked in Week 3 :D
  11. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

    But on a serious note, congrats on making the change you wanted to make and best of luck with the move and career change.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Kinda like the Cubs? :D
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