Look at what my calendar told me I had planned today… A year ago today, I started How to Be Jobless, and gave myself a year to get a job in journalism. It seemed like a good deadline – surely … Continue reading
As interns, students or starters-out, we thought we had the monopoly on being exploited, undervalued and taken for a ride. But it seems we aspiring journos are getting off light – here’s an email from NJ White, an established musician letting a TV company know just oh-so exactly where they can sick their request for free work…
Whitey…the Pyjarmy salutes you!
Last week I was sent a cartoon from the excellent tumblr Oblyvian, which the Pyjarmy soldier in question felt summed up life as a jobseeker…
An intern is, in many cases, simply a low paid worker, hired because the business is trying to be more productive than its budget allows. If you’re interning for little or no money, you’re either about to be offered a job, or you’re being strung along. Used. Exploited.
Which is it?
Welcome to the HTBJ Instagram account. I took this after midnight. My Ewok is hungry. Things may get odd.