Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Life can change in the blink of an eye

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.