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What would you not miss?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by alleyallen, Mar 27, 2008.


If you left the business, what's the one thing you WON'T miss?

  1. The hours

    32 vote(s)
  2. The pay

    32 vote(s)
  3. The daily stress

    13 vote(s)
  4. Co-workers

    7 vote(s)
  5. Idiot readers

    21 vote(s)
  6. Headlines

    1 vote(s)
  7. All local fronts

    0 vote(s)
  1. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Obviously, we may need to add additional options to this poll.

    When I left the business three years ago, it was with a very heavy heart. But I have to admit, the one thing I don't miss is the constant threat of an all-local front, especially when there really isn't enough good news to qualify.
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    The pay. The bosses. The hours.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I voted hours. Idiot readers were close, though.

    Many days a boring 9-5 job seems pretty good.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Hours, stress, readers. Don't miss any of 'em.

    And you forgot the idiot managers.
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I voted the same way.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I miss the people. I worked with some terrific people. Of course, I talk to some of them more now than I did when I was their supervisor.

    I miss nothing else. I thought I'd miss the "thrill of the chase" but I don't.
  7. captzulu

    captzulu Member

    I voted the hours, and really that is the biggest improvement for me since I left (not so much the number of hours, but the graveyard shifts). Idiot readers were a close second. It's so great to be able to pick up the phone at work without worrying that it's 50-50 that there's an irate moron on the other end ready to tear you a new one for the most retarded of reasons. Oh, and I don't miss the fear of walking in tomorrow to find that a few more of my friends and co-workers have been sent packing.

    But I do miss the people, and I do miss the craft. But I find that I can still hang out with those people outside of work, and that I can scratch the itch in ways other than working a fulltime newspaper job.
  8. Wendell Gee

    Wendell Gee Member

    Nearly nine months after getting out, there are a lot of things I don't miss. But the hours would still top the list. It's going to be nice to go home tonight and actually watch the alma mater.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    For me, the whole all-local front was especially painful at times because it was a small-ish community, which meant fewer reporters. Despite our best efforts, enterprise efforts were few and far between, although we constantly discussed trying to do them.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    We can always change the co-worker part to idiot co-workers...that would nicely include the managers.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I voted for the hours. The Saturday morning events after late Friday night football come to mind.

    Co-workers would be a mixed bag. Oddly, at my last paper I was happiest around the people who didn't work in sports. Did like my boss though.
  12. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Wouldn't miss the hours or the ME at all.
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