Friday, October 14, 2011

Unemployed Tour 2011: The return to Journal

I had the opportunity to return to the Mega studios last night to edit some audio so I could use it to find my next job in radio.

The powers that be at Journal were kind enough to let me go in so I could get this done.  It was a surreal experience though.  My cubicle is now overrun with boxes (apparently my old desk is now better used for storage than someone working there) and I peeked into the 106.3 studio and everything on the walls had been taken down.  It was like it was sanitized.

I have been told by many people that I'll find something "bigger and better" but it still hurts a little after just over a week.  But, as my friend Brandon has pointed out to me in a conversation from the past, as an employee a job you have is an emotional investment and for the company you work for it isn't.  We as employees spend a lot of our waking hours at work, use the money to have whatever lifestyle it affords, and in many cases gauge our happiness on how the interactions at work go and what we accomplish.  The company doesn't have that emotional investment because employees serve a function. Fill a need at the company so it can make a profit off of the work an employee does.  When the company decides it no longer needs an employee they're as easily discarded as an old sock.  Its just how life is.

I was there for about two hours getting the audio and editing it so I have a current sample of my on-air work to send out.  Mission accomplished!

Thanks to Leslie and Krystal for helping set this up so I could get it done.

Now KENjoy this photo of Leslie in a bathtub texting on her phone.

Leslie sitting in a bathtub at Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort texting on her phone