Hopefully helpful information for journalists trying to stay in the business or make a career transition. Plus a little fun.
As if decimated 401(k)s and pension freezes weren't enough!
If you can't get a decent job soon, your Social Security benefit may come up shorter than expected when you retire from journalism, reporting or any other career. You might be able to make up the difference.
Jilted journalists should be good at reinventing ourselves -- once we get over the shock, dismay, frustration and resentment likely to come with losing our jobs. But we may need help moving along.
That's where career coaches like Madhu Krishnappa Maron come in. See her great advice and how to get more of it.
"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record: prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and the thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own, for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is... that these things cannot be confined... to The Twilight Zone."
- Rod Serling, closing narration, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," "The Twilight Zone"
Episode first aired, March 4, 1960, says IMDB.