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You can file this one under "You reap what you sow"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ColbertNation, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    We're all well aware of the SE opening in Martinsville. But according to the Colbert pipeline, both writers will also put in their notice this week, meaning that on August 15, the Bulletin will not have a sports department.
    I'd like to think that almost anywhere else, the entire department would not bail on the paper at the same time, but the folks there do nothing to inspire any kind of loyalty among the staff (they don't even give job references -- just one of their ridiculous company policies). It seems to me that when you treat your staff like garbage, that it's just a matter of time until something like this happens.
    Now, I consider myself a fairly decent human being, and I really don't enjoy it when bad things happen to people. But I must say, it will be increasingly difficult for me to withold the laughter as August 15 draws near.
  2. The paper will throw someone else in there by then and will get along just fine. Remember quality is your priority, not necessarily theirs'.
  3. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    They have no one to throw in. They are short-handed on the news desk and none of their news reporters know anything about sports. They're reluctant to hire from outside the area, and they don't pay interview expenses. It's going to be unbelievably tough for them to pull this off.
  4. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Wow, just wow.
  5. It is a stretch to think that there's at least a half-dozen guys and/or girls on this board typing up their resumes right now?
  6. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Maybe not, but who wants to work at a paper where you're the only one on staff? I'd think they would have to make at least two of the hires at the same time, because no one wants to be the only one on staff (especially there).
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hey, Ginny, call me and offer me $40,000, and pay my moving expenses, and I'll come down.
  8. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    They probably have $40,000 in mind for two positions.
  9. Dollarhite

    Dollarhite New Member

    Colbert, you are my new hero! I'd like my first post to contain my full hatred for the Bulletin, and as a former employee who was shat upon for four years, I have quite a bit to say, but I'm in a good mood today. I refuse to let Ginny (Hitler) Wray, ruin any more of my good days! ;D Maybe later, though! Hee Hee
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hmm. If I came and did all three jobs singlehandedly, think the Plain-Dealer would have to hire me?
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest


    Now I REALLY want to interview for the SE job.

    So, Ginny, looks to me as though you have a little sit-i-ation ...
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    For $40K, I'd do all 3 positions. Shit, I'm designing all 3 sections of our paper ON TOP of being, you know, the one-man sports editor. I'm doing the job of 6 people right now for less.

    So, Ginny, darlin', how 'bout that call?
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