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Working for the devil ... one man's tale of working for Lenny Dykstra

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. In GQ .. a New York Post photo editor recounts his 67 days of employment with Lenny Dykstra and is ill-fated TPC magazine.
    Jon Stewart fans will particularly enjoy the Jim Cramer mention.
    Fascinating story. A bit long, bit well worth reading.

  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Good story. I feel a lot better.
  3. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    makes me feel a little better when they didn't call me back after the interview. I went in early October to their offices and while the interview went decently, I found it weird that I was meeting with the office manager as opposed to the editor.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    Fucking great, truly scary piece.
  5. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    Wonder if Real Sports will do a follow up on this scumbag.
  6. Cubman71

    Cubman71 Guest


    I applied with this place. didn't know it was Nails behind it, but whoever I spoke with on the phone was impressed with my ideas for a couple of features (one was going to be about Chris Paul), and I'm pretty sure it wasn't Dykstra on the other end.

    Never heard back from them, and I'm glad I didn't.

    I've been pretty burned by my last two telecommute gigs with paychecks and such.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    If I get laid off, I was thinking I could go work for the car wash with Nails' name on it that was a mile from my old place. Guess not anymore.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Dykstra sounds like a mini-Madoff.
  9. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

  10. Wouldn't the lawsuits be public record?
    I would think a quick check would clear up any discrepancies.

    FWIW: I don't believe Dykstra... but why didn't GQ try to get comment from Dysktra for the story?
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    How in the fuck could anyone ever think it was a good idea to work and/or invest with Lenny Dykstra, who didn't even have the attention span to complete an interview during his playing days?
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