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What keeps you in it?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SilverAndBlack, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. With all this talk about so many people leaving the industry, whether it be voluntary or by lay off/budget cuts, it makes the profession seem so dank and dreary.

    So, lets talk about some positive aspects of this job. For those of you in the business, as I am myself, what keeps you in it? What makes the wacko hours and low pay worth it to you? For me.. I do enjoy the adrenaline rush of writing on deadline and relish the chance to talk sports, analzye games/plays with experts in the field.
  2. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    I love the fact that I'm writing about sports for a living. So cool. I also, as SE, appreciate the responsibility of dictating the sports coverage for an entire city. I welcome that pressure and opportunity.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Not wanting to move back in with my parents.
  4. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    Junkets to Vagas.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest


    And the groupies.
  6. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    Make that Vegas. Damn, already had too much to drink.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Inability to find a paying job outside the business, mostly.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    This, combined with my pride in my family and friends knowing I'm working a "professional" job and not something mere entry-level, despite there being little difference in pay.

    I did apply to be a cable installer a few weeks ago but never heard back. Would have been a $2.15/hour raise.
  9. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Bingo bango bongo. In my case, edit to read "Inability to find a paying job inside or outside the business, mostly"
  10. Zeemer

    Zeemer Member

    My almost but not quite noble need to destroy myself for an ideal.
  11. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    After 24 years, I don't know how to do anything else. I'm too young to retire and too old to start over with a new career.
  12. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Because after watching the movie "Dead Presidents" I realized that trying to hijack armored cars can be risky and the after watching the movie "Set it Off" I realized that robbing banks could be a very-high risk way to make a living as well....
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