One of the usual questions I get when job interviewing is why I’ve worked at so many places in my career. My usual answer is that many of the places I worked no longer exist, often I saw the end coming and got out while I was still working rather than waiting until the place was sold or closed.
Here’s the proof of that, a run down of all my employers and their status, or lack of it, today.
June 1976 – December 1978
The Daily Herald
Arlington Heights, Ill.
My job: general assignment reporter, education reporter, business reporter
Still in business, although dealing with all the challenges most newspaper face today. The editor today is someone who started shortly after I did. Indeed, this paper, owned by Paddock Publications, a family-run operation, has seen amazing editorial management longevity. The current publisher was managing editor when I worked there.
For the complete list of my jobs, see my job trail page here.