Protected: sigh

we had a staff meeting this afternoon. actually, it was less of a staff meeting and more of a cady-sucks-and-should-be-fired meeting. i’m exhausted.

basically, i got bitched at for things that weren’t my fault. really. for example, on tuesday morning (morning being the operative word here. i don’t come in until after lunch) there was a motorcycle wreck resulting in someone being lifeflighted to a hospital in atlanta. our news director, who works mornings, was on vacation, so our morning show host was filling in. when i came in on tuesday, i had no note telling me to check on this. i had no idea anything had happened. on wednesday, i saw it in “today’s fax”, called the georgia state patrol and got something on wednesday at 5 p.m. and for thursday.

apparently, it was my responsibility to tell alex exactly what order to read the news in, even though i’m not here when she reads the news in the morning. she ran that story as the lead, and i got bitched out for it. our station manager said that he got a call about it and that alex had called the police department, was told they weren’t working it and assumed that the caller was incorrect. in my opinion, our news director should have trained alex well enough to teach her to call the gsp *first* since they work about 90 percent of the wrecks, and to check the “today’s fax” and the newspaper every morning, which alex didn’t do.

then, i got bitched at for not listing every.single.agenda.item from the city council meeting in my story. my story was only 4 minutes long anyway because it was a huge issue. and apparently our “consultant” (who has no news background whatsoever) doesn’t care that there are usually 15-20 agenda items *minimum*. i’m sorry, but that’s a hell of a lot of things to list, especially when i need to write about the “big” thing that happened.

and, i know that when i write my story that way next thursday i’ll get bitched out on friday because “why the hell are we listing every little thing that they voted on??” that’s how he rolls. he tells us one thing, we do it and we get bitched at for doing it. it’s a lose-lose for us here.

so now, we have to have a “radio news 101” class from this guy who can’t write and wouldn’t know a news story if it hit him in the face (i know this because he calls me when traffic is backed up at 5 p.m. everyday and says, “it must be a fatal wreck!” right. because there is no other reason traffic could be backed up at FIVE O’CLOCK AT NIGHT except, oh, PEOPLE GOING HOME.) even though, oh, i’ve won *awards* for my news coverage. i guess that just doesn’t count anymore.

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2 Comments »

  1. 1
    Laurel Says:

    Cady, there is only one solution. You must punch your coworkers in the face. Every. Single. One.

    🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  2. 2
    Lisa Says:

    Ugh! I had a boss who hated me and would blame every little thing on me that went wrong in the office rather it was my file or not. It was horrible so I totally know how you feel! I hope you stood up for your self !


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