Everyone needs regular vacations. Period. I don’t care if you’re an hourly worker or the CEO. You need to get away from the grind and recharge your battery. You need a life away from work. Yet in this dismal economy with high unemployment, some people are afraid to take off work. They fear that management […]
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.
These days, many people question their job security. With the economic malaise, they’re probably justified in doing so. But there’s a big difference between being paranoid you may lose your job and seeing legitimate signs.
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.