On her last day at one job, her 75-year-old supervisor asked her to help move some heavy things in her house. In her garage, the supervisor opened a door from which issued a blinding stream of light.From a NYT article, “The No-Limits Job,” about how far some young people will go for a job. Yikes.
“It was a huge room filled with her own field of marijuana plants,” Ms. Schiller said. “She conscripted me for no pay to harvest it overnight. She makes $35,000 per crop and it goes straight to her retirement account.”
The intern’s payment the next morning: a breakfast burrito.
The New YorkerNew York magazine brings us the obit printed in the New York Times that dissed the New York Times.
The New York Times Company purchased the Boston Globe for $1.1 billion back in 1993. It’s unknown why the Times is currently planning to offload the paper, which has been in circulation since 1872, though rumors that it would be sold have been circulating for some time now.
I don’t get to complain anymore. It’s just true. Some of the most delicious time that you spend as a journalist is like, complaining. At no times have I had fewer actual friends to gossip with, and kind of complain with, or at least commiserate with. That is a hard part of being the boss. Newsrooms are just full of cantankerous complaining people. It’s so enjoyable to be part of that.Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, The New York Times, about life as the boss. Capital New York, Editor Jill Abramson opens up about layoffs, the time she almost quit, and loneliness at the top. (via futurejournalismproject)
Today in hackings originating from China: The New York Times. The hacking incident began after The Times started working on this story about Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s fortune. Every Times employee had their corporate password stolen, and 53 employees had their personal computers infiltrated, mostly outside of the office. So yeah, kind of a big story.
This was on the June 18, 1897 front page of The New York Times. Boozer, a Chicago newsroom cat, survived a 150-foot fall.
Jackpot. This isn’t even my present, but it’s my favorite.