There's an old saying that goes "Life can change in the blink of an eye".
The eye blinked on October 5 when I was let go from Mega 106.3. It blinked when I was fortunate enough to land a news producer job at Fox 11. Today, another blink.
The corporation I work for is going to outsource its newscasts to another company and I have to find a new job by January 31.
Legacy media (radio, television, print) has taken a beating in the last few years. Businesses that rely on advertising revenue always struggle in a down economy. Companies that operate these types of businesses have been forced to think out of the box to survive. That certainly seems the case with my current employer.
I believe if I work as hard as I can, learn whatever I'm capable of, and maintain a positive attitude no matter what happens that good things will occur. This is a setback I was not expecting (just like the last setback I was not expecting) but I'm not going to let it get me down. I'm upbeat because I have more than two months to look. I didn't have that luxury at my last job.
I put posts up on Facebook and Twitter today and a number of people expressed sympathy about my latest situation. I don't have a deadly disease. I have to change jobs again. Its a bit stressful but its not the worst thing that could happen to me.
Here's hoping that I am as lucky finding another job as quickly as I found the one I have now. I'd like to keep the next one longer though.