• Don, you can call me sensitive, that's fine.
    But that doesn't discount that this 'article' was essentially a facebook post.
    Where's the solutions?
    Where's the suggestion of something else to parlay radio skills into?
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    There's 2 without really trying.
    In this day in age of...

    Don, you can call me sensitive, that's fine.
    But that doesn't discount that this 'article' was essentially a facebook post.
    Where's the solutions?
    Where's the suggestion of something else to parlay radio skills into?
    Podcast
    voiceover
    There's 2 without really trying.
    In this day in age of spilling negativity I think an article like this does more harm than good. Instead of 'hey how about those guys who complain about being laid off? They need to get over it and realize how thankful they should be because they got to kiss the ring of radio!'
    Why not: 'You got laid off and you're mad about it? That sucks but ranting on Facebook isn't going to fix anything. Here's some suggestions....'
    I mean the author's a teacher/professor, right?
    Isn't he supposed to provide knowledge?
    Also, there's a broad stroke here (read: generalizing) about someone getting laid off because they couldn't adapt. We all know that no matter how many hats you wear (on-air, production, creative lead, podcast, social media guru, whatever) if the number next to your name on a spreadsheet is above a company's budget for the coming fiscal year: you're out.

    Maybe it's as easy as this needs to be classified with the proper descripter, ie 'commentary', 'op-ed.'
    Especially considering this is a publication that radio people turn to.
    Does anyone edit these anyway? I'm asking because I'm not a regular reader so if 'Radio Sucks' is a regular 'ranting column,' apologies.

    Mike, bravo on the 'it's just business' mention. I agree with you on that for sure but I'll take it a step further and add that it's personal because you're making decisions that affect people's lives. Not just their 'business' lives but their personal lives. As someone who was let go in October, I can tell you I've been more affected in my personal life than business life. They're intertwined, they always have been and they always will be. Anyone who ever says (when letting someone go) "It's not personal, it's just business," should be testing for sociopathy.

    I don't want to seem like I'm trying to incite anything. I just genuinely think articles like this are a disservice to everyone.
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