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When it goes from being a ton to being a mountain

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tonysoprano, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    Well, I've never done this, and know what responses may follow (I can handle it, though..... ;D)

    Wanted to get any insight, advice, or thoughts on the following - At my paper, a rather large daily, we've reduced our staff substantially, but now most of us, individually, are doing the work that used to be dispersed among 3 or 4 others. It is draining, it is mind-numbing, and constantly challenging to juggle so many duties, and still produce quality stuff. But I bite down and accept it. The world we work in (and I quite frankly am just thankful to have such a great job with the pressures that papers are under). But here recently it appears more work could be piled on me to the point where it could be way too overwhelming, and not even manageable. It's a great opportunity, but in my mind, I'm going, "My gosh, I don't know if I can handle all that."

    Can anyone else relate??
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The problem with the staff reductions (among many) is managers not making decisions about what not to no longer cover. No direction is given. It is subtly implied to do everything you used to do, but with a smaller staff. Make the cuts in coverage that you need to that will have the least impact on the overall quality in the product. Just like managers are doing with staff.
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