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Ten years (and) gone -- AND BACK!!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by goalmouth, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Got the bad news, my position was eliminated in a restructuring. Ran my pub's web editorial operations since late 1999. Management is folding five weeklies into one, and they're keeping another web editor who hired on a few months before me. We're probably one of the smaller Guild shops, but we got two weeks' pay for each year, plus I stay on through the transition until Feb. 27, so it could have been much worse.

    Anyone need a stringer in metro NY-NJ?
     
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    Sorry man, hope things work out quickly for you.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    Sorry, GM. Best of luck. Hope you land on both feet.
     
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    That sucks to hear.

    It's always surprising to me when web folks get laid off, since that is supposed to be the future.
     
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    Sorry, goal. I was hoping something would have changed. I'm glad you at least get to stay on and get a LITTLE bit of severance.
     
  6. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    That's the perception. The truth is, the technology to post to the web is as simple as filling out a form online. There won't be any print-only or web-only editors anymore.

    Anyway, I found out that part of my salary several years ago had been allocated to one of the pubs being closed down, so that was that.
     
  7. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    Ugh. Good luck in whatever you do next.
     
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    I guess I better tell my girlfriend, who is a web editor, to continue to improve on her reporting and writing skills.

    Good luck in the future.
     
  9. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    That sucks man. Hang in there...
     
  10. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    Ugh. This is becoming far too common around here. Best of luck to you, goalmouth.
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    Fuck...

    I've lived it and it never gets easier to read about it happening to someone else.
     
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Re: Ten years (and) gone

    Goalmouth, I'm sorry to hear this. It's awful and there's nothing good that comes out of these situations, no matter how much we want to think otherwise.

    Take care ... stay strong ...
     
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