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Out Of The Business

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rockbottom, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Well, folks, I have finally done it. I am out of the journalism business.

    Started today with a marketing company here in the shadows of U. of Bumfuck, where my various *other* talents (insert joke here ...) are being employed.

    Do I miss it? Yes, though not as much as I thought I would.

  2. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member


    It gets better quickly. I just left as well, and it is wierd not covering the NCAAs this year as well as likely not covering the CWS (unless I string). However, I have absolute peace and quiet and I can actually tell my wife when I will be home at night.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Best of luck, rb
  4. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Thanks, guys. I have kinda been transitioning this way for the past two years, though this is really the first "non-media" gig since. Cycling, the time away from the newsroom has been less stressful than I thought. I was really able to take a more active role in my daughter's upbringing since then, and I think I have recharged more than a little bit.

  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member


    The thing I miss the most is the dress code, and the tvs at work
  6. Damn it, we don't even have TVs in our office.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Good luck rb
  8. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Who needs a TV when you have a 27-inch IMac plugged into a 4TB internet connex? And I am in jeans, Under Armour sneaks and a polo shirt today. :)

  9. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I envy you RB. Congrats.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I think they should change the name of this place to "FormerSportsJournalists.com."

    Best of luck with the new career, rb.
  11. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    In addition to the soon-to-be-delivered 27-inch iMac, I have THIS bad boy coming ... 17-inch Macbook Pro, so I can, you know, do stuff at home too. :)


  12. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Best wishes, RB
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