Mar 28, 2008

Skinning rabbits

It's been three weeks since the LANGland layoffs and Paul Oberjuerge (cut from the San Bernardino Sun) is starting to assess his future job prospects.

He hasn't found anything yet, but he has reached a few conclusions:

...I do have an increasing sense that for better or worse, I’m done with print journalism. Or it’s done with me. The industry is in collapse. I’m like a steel worker in Allentown in the 1970s; my industry is going bust. I may have to accept that the rest of my working life I will be like most people: Working at a job I probably don’t love just to make ends meet. I know those are the sorts of “lives of quiet desperation” most people lead, so it can be done.

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