Fortunately, I’ve never been laid off. But I’ve worried about the possibility several times. As I’ve written, I resigned from The Dallas Morning News in September after 27 years as a reporter. Ironically, my last day occurred as another round of layoffs was being implemented at the beleaguered newspaper. Just as in previous layoffs, I […]
My former company, The Dallas Morning News, made me proud recently. It announced that its president and general manager, a man named John McKeon, was leaving and would not be replaced. Translation: Media layoffs are finally affecting even the highest levels.
Three months ago, I walked away from a job I’d held for 27 years at The Dallas Morning News. I quit being a reporter so I could focus on developing this website. I went from working in an office with many other people to working at home alone. What a change.
Many people dream of a steady job. I had one. For almost 30 years, I collected a regular paycheck as a reporter for The Dallas Morning News. When I resigned two months ago, my income became less predictable. Have I panicked at the uncertainty?
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I had dreaded going to work Tuesday. It was my last day at The Dallas Morning News after 27 years as a reporter. Even though I was leaving voluntarily, I knew it would be emotional walking the halls for the last time. I had no idea how emotional.
My life is about to change forever. Tomorrow, I’m leaving The Dallas Morning News, where I’ve worked for the past 27 years. It’s a voluntarily split, thankfully.