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They Say No Press Is Bad Press

Yesterday, a friend at work pointed out an editorial clipped from the Burbank Leader and he congratulated me on my new job status as an Executive at Warner Bros. According to the editorial...

In times like this, most executives would be inclined to cling to what they have at home rather than make plans for an improvised, expensive trip around Europe.

I'm not sure how long I've been an executive or even what my job description was supposed to be, but I think I might have some back pay coming if this is true. Now I know how we're going to pay for this year off!

The truth is, I worked few enough hours last year to consider my work a part time job, and still, I know that I'm fortunate to have had that job. I also know that the face of the entertainment industry in general, and post production audio specifically, has changed drastically in the past handful of years -- and will likely continue to do so. As I look forward ten and twenty years, I don't see myself being able to provide for my family as I've been able to in the past. It's this reality that makes it easier for me not to cling to my job, but rather quit and figure out the next phase of my life. Traveling seems a good way to do it. Betting the retirement "farm" on it -- we'll see.

Go, check out the editorial, and if you have an opinion one way or another, leave a comment there on the editorial page.

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most of us are envious of you because while we haven't verbalized the fact, we too, know that it may not be possible to sustain and family and a home in our industry through to retirement. (Stomach acid enters) Meantime, if you find some excellent solution in your travels .. Please, for the love of God, share it with the rest of us!!!

Feb 25, 2009 at 7:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterYo Lama

I know it's "just" an editorial in a "small-town" newspaper, but could it be any more negatively slanted?

Aside from tossing around the term "executive" with abandon, I especially appreciated the assumption that it's a European vacation, therefore "expensive." Or wait, maybe the best part was the insinuation that because Bob has been (repeatedly) nominated for recognition by his peers your family is bringing in the big bucks?

In the Burbank Leader's version, you four are sipping champagne while servants carry your trunks. Not a bad fantasy (unless you're the porter), but since the author knows of your blog, couldn't a tad bit of research be done?

This is why journalism is dying ... and why I no longer capitalize the "J."

Feb 25, 2009 at 9:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

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