On Monday night, Chris took me out to dinner and I was telling him how I enjoyed working with him on some recent assignments. I said I wondered what it would be like if one of us didn't work in journalism. I should have kept my mouth shut.
Tuesday I went to work and dropped a bagel off to Chris, and he informed me that there would be 10 newsroom employees laid off. I soon found out that I am one of them. I'm told that it was purely based on tenure, and told once my severance ends I can come back on the "temp team," which is nice to have as an option, but also less pay and less hours. So, right now, I'm at a crossroads. I don't know what this means for grad school or anything else. We have a lot to figure out at the moment. I do know that I love the news business. It would be great to be a part of the next era of journalism. But if that also means always waiting for another day like yesterday, then I just don't know.
4 weeks ago