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The boys and girls of spring: Sportswriters

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Diego Marquez, May 11, 2009.

  1. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member



    She forgot:
    Exhibit F: The HS state swimming finals. Exhibit G: The opening days of HS track and HS tennis. Exhibit H: Little League!!!
    At least sportswriting is still better than pest control. :p
  2. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    This just makes me upset reading it.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    $36,000? Where? Sign me up!!
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    * - Assuming you can find a job.
    ** - Salary projected over 12 months, assuming you won't be laid off in that span.
  5. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    or furloughed for a week or two each quarter
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Fuck that woman.
  7. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Aw, cut her some slack, guys. At least she's saying something positive about our profession rather than the constant litany of gloom and doom that usually pervades this site.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    She's right, though.

    I'd rather cover tennis on a gorgeous spring day than freeze outside at a 9-man football game or die of heat stroke in the summer.
  9. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    That said, in 12 years as sports writer I never covered any of the five things she lists, nor did my wage touch the one she quotes (likely an average, but still). Unrealistic expectations, anyone? Maybe mine were (silly me for thinking I'd move up the chain for doing great work and working hard), but hers definitely are.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I love covering spring sports, too bad I'm stuck in the office all day.
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I feel like I just walked into a screening of Clueless.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Anyone else notice in the jobs she mentioned, seven pay less than 40K, four pay less than 30 and three pay less than 25K.
    But it's nice that she thinks those jobs are cool. Hope she tries living on one of those cool jobs at those wages.... f-tard...
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