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Old 11-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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Hi folks, I'm a semi-retired newspaper journalist, and the semi-retirement came on fast.

I was working on the copy desk with no particular plan to do anything else for the next few years. Then the company brought in a new obnoxious software system, and after a few months, offered an attractive severance deal. At that point, I'd had enough. I bailed in July.

I'll be 60 in January, so it's not an unusually early retirement. Plans include travel, a little freelance writing and pursuit of my old-car hobby (Mercedes and BMW).
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:53 AM   #3
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Congratulations and welcome! An old car buff myself. Love the BMWs. You will enjoy this forum. Good luck. --Nomad
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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Thanks, all. It's nice that people take the time to say hi.
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Greetings, from someone who was accepted to an undergrad journalism program before getting caught in the IT whirlpool -er, profession. I agree with others, there's plenty of good info exchanged here.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #8
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Greetings, from someone who was accepted to an undergrad journalism program before getting caught in the IT whirlpool -er, profession. I agree with others, there's plenty of good info exchanged here.
Tree, a lot of people in print journalism have been circling the drain in recent years -- it's a vortex out there! My newspaper has fared better than most in the downturn, thanks to loyal readers.

My former employer: Milwaukee and Wisconsin News, Sports, Weather, Business, Opinion, Investigative Reporting | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #9
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Hi folks, I'm a semi-retired newspaper journalist, and the semi-retirement came on fast.

I was working on the copy desk with no particular plan to do anything else for the next few years. Then the company brought in a new obnoxious software system, and after a few months, offered an attractive severance deal. At that point, I'd had enough. I bailed in July.

I'll be 60 in January, so it's not an unusually early retirement. Plans include travel, a little freelance writing and pursuit of my old-car hobby (Mercedes and BMW).
Welcome aboard. I exited in a similar fashion turning 60 this month. Enjoy everything!
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