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janitor vs. journalist

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by txsportsscribe, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

  2. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    It's double what my first newspaper job in Ohio paid. And for NE Ohio, that's a mighty fine wage.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    $16 an hour, 40-hour week, 52 weeks = 33K a year

    That's a mighty fine wage?
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    compared to the $20k some rags are offering, i'd say yes.
  5. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    More than I make, and I've been at my current stop since 2003. I've learned long ago that those who do actually make livable money at a newspaper don't care what's in the paper.... just that there is a paper.
  6. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    A guy who worked at the Sun with me left to take a janitorial position. He's never made more money, nor been more happy and relaxed.
  7. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Thousands of journalists wish they could make that much.
  8. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    It took me almost six years out of grad school to make more than $33K a year.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    This guy's done both jobs.


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  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    And he's brilliant at both.

    Except being a janitor. He's mediocre. But he's consistent.
  11. CM Punk

    CM Punk Guest

    That job would be a $2 per hour raise. I am not above pushing a broom.
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    My first job came down to a choice between $17,200 to cover preps or $18,000 to cover D-II athletics. When you live in rural areas and not in New York, $33,000 can go quite far actually.
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