Slate is *still* online? Why?
When's old Jack taking his buyout?
The author is very, uhh, optimistic there. The only thing reducing salaries of higher-level positions by hiring less experienced, allegedly "innovative" youngsters is going to do is increase corporate profits (or, decrease losses). I am quite certain that no "lower-paying entry-level slot" will be added, although if that is how the author must rationalize his long-overdue departure, so be it.
I'm all for new blood, but it's got to be balanced with some institutional memory. A paper can't do a very good job of covering its community when no one on staff knows the histories/connections/obligations of the community's elected officials, activists, and other people in power.
As a fellow boomer, Jack, fuck you. I worked hard and long to get what I have. Don't even pretend to speak for me.
@4: Yeah there is no way anyone under the age of 50 could possibly know or learn about the "histories/connections/obligations of the community's elected officials, activists, and other people in power."
Because this isn't the information age or anything.
Ah, we're entering the era of bitter Boomer entitlement, with a presidential candidate as advance guard.
Bitter Boomer retirement, my ass. If people want to keep working because they enjoy their work, and can keep working, who the hell is anybody else to tell them they shouldn't?
DUH! I meant bitter Boomer entitlement, my ass.
I hate this ageist crap anyway, no matter who it comes from. And I am not a Boomer.
I agree with Spoogie @5, even if I'm edge gen.
America: the only society where the phrase, "That's history" is a pejorative.
Boomers: The people who bought us "Human Resources" and killed pensions in favor of the greatest ponzi scheme of all, the 401k.
Don't just retire. Die already.
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