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my ex-company's Xmas party

December 13th, 2008 at 07:48 am

These are tough times in every profession, but particularly in journalism. Almost every newspaper is cutting staff, cutting budgets, etc. as ad dollars shrink, circulation declines and people read on the Web.

Everyone at my former company feels like there is an ax hanging over their head, waiting to fall. It was sad. Even the managers were bleak and hopeless.

It was the saddest "party" I'd ever been to.

While one editor was trying to hire me for their section, another said they would never hire a new person to replace a reporter who just quit "because it's just not fair to do that to somebody." Meaning, they would just get cut or laid off.

It was very strange.

But, I did have fun catching up with some former colleagues.

1 Responses to “my ex-company's Xmas party”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Ouch. That does sound like a not so fun party to attend. Glad you had fun catching up with former colleagues though.

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