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one (plus 31)-and-done

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by shockey, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    yup, my 32-year career in the newspaper biz ends today. it's been a fabulous ride, fulfilling every hope i ever had about never learning what it means to really work for a living.

    it's not ending in the manner i would've chosen but that is no one's fault except thr health gods. guess they felt i had had it too good for too long.

    sadly for my SportsJournalists.com buds this doesn't mean my days bantering with y'all are ending as well. no such luck. it simply means i'll be opining as a bitter civilian instead of a bitter ol' hack.

    how does it feel? well, the unknown is a terrifying road, especially with three boys 20 or less and the youngest still needing navigation through his last 2-and-a-half years of h.s. to navigate. but it sure will be interesting to monitor....


  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Man, that sucks to hear.

    I hope you're OK. If you got 32 years out of this business you did about 18 years better than I did.

    Best of luck...
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Best of luck, Shockey. Hope your health allows you to enjoy whatever comes next. Sorry you couldn't go out on your terms.
  4. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    Good luck down the road and more importantly, take care of yourself.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Damn man that sucks. Lousy way to go out, I hope your health improves.

    Always enjoy bantering with you, so I look forward to many more posts in which I tell you you're a dope for the mancrush on Jeter! :D
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Sorry to hear this, but as long as you retain your solid curmudgeonly bitterness, all is not lost. :)

    Obviously, best wishes on your health issues and whatever the near and distant future might bring.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Good luck, Shock. From your posts, sounds like you had a helluva career in journalism. And I hope you feel better soon.
  8. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Glad, at least, that you are staying on the board. Good luck, I enjoy hearing your stories.
  9. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    will you subscribe (or continue to subscribe) to a newspaper?
    or will you rely solely on the Internet?
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    All the best, man. You're an asset to this crazy place.
  11. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear you're leaving but glad you will be around.
  12. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Best of luck. Congrats!
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