Wednesday, September 21, 2005

That was fast

Dear lord, I've only returned to blogging a few days and already two other bloggers (that I know of) have written about my return. 'Tis weirdness indeed.

Liam O'Brien, who I tortured for a few weeks while he interned at The Packet says nice things about me on his blog. Although, to be fair, I think Barb actually did most of the torturing. She's good at that kind of thing. Thanks for the kind words and I'll take a look at the guy you recommended in the city council election.

John Gushue also has a few kind words to say as well. Although I have to take some exception where he says that I have "forsaken the fast-paced world of the St. John's media for the, um, fast-paced world of Iqaluit." He insuating that life here isn't fast paced.

Lies, I tell you. Why, just read this article. It's just action packed around here, I tell you. However, since a lot of the people driving cars around here are probably from Newfoundland, you can safely assume that most of them drive like they're marginally sane...just like they do back home.


His Nibs said...

From a letter in the Toronto Star, via John Geshue's blog:

Six weeks into the CBC lockout — and it occurred to this journalist that she might consider finding a temporary job outside of the Mother Corp. I'm based at the CBC North station in Iqaluit, Nunavut, so I started my search on the website of the territorial government. And imagine my surprise. A janitor in Nunavut makes more money — and has more job security — than I do as a reporter on contract.

Welcome to the new CBC.

Stefanie Arduini, Iqaluit, Nunavut

towniebastard said...

Well, that's depressing. I had several journalists back in St. John's tell me that as soon as the CBC strike is over, I should drop in and see if I could scrounge up some work. They (and there was one or two CBC reporters telling me this) said I should be able to land something no problem even though I'm far more print than radio.

Now I have to wonder if I want to bother if the salary is that bad. I mean, I've resisted some of the jobs here (such as being a "Subway Sandwich Artist") figuring that someone with my skills and education should be able to land a well-paying, professional job.

And I think I can. I'm just going to have to take a long hard look if the CBC is some place that I should bother with.