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(Metro)   What's the worst job in the world? Being a newspaper reporter ... says newspaper reporter   (metro.co.uk) divider line 64
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2013-04-24 12:26:26 AM
What really kicked me in the stomach on this article was that I finally returned to a newsroom as a business reporter a few months ago after working in soul sucking corporate & government communications for several years. I was thrilled to be the big fish in the small pond, going to some great events & hobknobbing. Five months into the job, my newspaper was bought out by the Honolulu Star Advertiser, which is listed in the article at the bottom as the "25th largest newspaper" in the country. They laid off 25 of the 42 people on our staff. Before my seat was even cold, the SA posted looking for a general assignment reporter. This position will not doubt be filled by some wonk straight out of college who they can pay less than the $15/hour they were paying me. Back in 2005, I was making the same amount of money as the editor of a small town paper & working 3x as many hours, so I couldn't complain aboit the job here. The thing that gets me though is that I went into journalism to be a superhero & root out injustice & corruption. Now I watch brain surgeons & engineers quit their jobs to be "writers" and "bloggers," and think how nice for them bc I could never just quit my career & step into their shoes in such technical fields. Honestly, I'm not sure what to do in my career now. I do not want to be a PR wonk or a corporate comm shill. Write books, I suppose, or try my hand in politics. No one wants to end up as a middle age unemployed print journalist. FML.
 
2013-04-24 12:33:53 AM
It appears the ranking is for job growth, not job satisfaction. Two different issues.
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2013-04-24 01:16:10 AM
Worst job ever? Missing sock epistemologist.
 
2013-04-24 01:34:50 AM
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Father: And, er, what job do you do?
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2013-04-24 01:42:47 AM
Well, you could be a lawyer. At least they make us keep our ethics.

Right, CNN?
 
2013-04-24 01:51:53 AM
As a reporter who just nailed a raise bringing me up to 80K a year (with a BA in English Lit, no less), I'm really getting a kick out of this.
No, really, I am. Many, many, many people make more money than me. But not too many people derive a bigger satisfaction out of their work day than an honest, hard-working reporter can. And that, my friends, is farking gold.
 
2013-04-24 02:55:25 AM
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Worse job than an Eskimo blubber chewer.
 
2013-04-24 02:58:54 AM

Wayne 985: snuff3r: Klippoklondike: basemetal: [www.debbieschlussel.com image 420x294]

You don't need a degree to be a reporter.  Although, that is probably why journalism sucks these days.

A comms degree will get you much further in your career path than not having one. Also, journalism is a terrible career. Unless you make it big, you're a piece of dirt and you get paid squat.

I'm married to an ex-journo, those were the dark days. Now she's in PR. It's amazing how closely those two careers align with each other. PR = less stress, more money and no asshole editors.

That job sounds depressing to me. How much of it is just dishonesty and spin?


It's called going over to the Dark Side. The Dark Side always pays better.
 
2013-04-24 03:13:05 AM

zenobia: Wayne 985: snuff3r: Klippoklondike: basemetal: [www.debbieschlussel.com image 420x294]

You don't need a degree to be a reporter.  Although, that is probably why journalism sucks these days.

A comms degree will get you much further in your career path than not having one. Also, journalism is a terrible career. Unless you make it big, you're a piece of dirt and you get paid squat.

I'm married to an ex-journo, those were the dark days. Now she's in PR. It's amazing how closely those two careers align with each other. PR = less stress, more money and no asshole editors.

That job sounds depressing to me. How much of it is just dishonesty and spin?

It's called going over to the Dark Side. The Dark Side always pays better.


Damn straight. And PR is nothing like journalism. They're about the same as a beef boulloin cube is to beef.
 
2013-04-24 03:40:55 AM

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You don't kindle BA's. You bake 'em!
 
2013-04-24 04:02:44 AM

anotar: It appears the ranking is for job growth, not job satisfaction. Two different issues.
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Not according to what you just posted (62%>27%). Still, I wouldn't be surprised if there were some correlation.
 
2013-04-24 04:19:48 AM
If you think your job sucks you should get a new job. Money isn't everything (unless you're poor. If you're poor disregard this statement as it is a lie).

Was a reporter for a short time. Was fun, paid nothing. Don't do it anymore and don't feel sorry for people who get to do it for low wages. Especially considering the level of the guys I was working with. Most of them would not have been allowed to drive a truck in a warehouse. And this was 20 years ago when reporters still were the main portrayers of current reality.
 
2013-04-24 07:55:54 AM
The hot teen girl (Rachel Leigh Cook) demonstrating the effects of snorting heroin by wrecking her parents stylish kitchen inspired the 1990s. Convinced.
 
2013-04-24 07:58:38 AM
Oops wrong thread. Dumb liters.
 
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