Trying the Buzzfeed thing

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

Because being a journalist is awesome but your employer is pretty much always broke.

1. So you graduate from journalism school and after applying incessantly, finally get a job as a journalist.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

Go you!

2. You pack up, move across the country and start your new life as a cub reporter.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

What do you mean, journalism is a dying industry?

3. It’s pretty awesome. Your colleagues are super fun so you soon bond over drinks after work.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

4. Just as you get into the groove of things, someone utters the most foul word of them all – cuts.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

5. Rumours begin circulating about which programs will get the axe.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

All’s fair in love and budget balancing.

6. You try not to get wrapped up in it all … but that works for about 30 seconds.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

7. Soon you’re scoping out local bars and wondering which will be most likely to hire you when you get “laid off.” You’ve got some marketable skills.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

8. You start wondering if there’s anything you can do around the newsroom to up your chances of survival.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

9. Then, after weeks of wondering, the day arrives. The top brass make the announcement and it’s not good.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

10. Half your friends are now out of work and heading back to the newsroom is like walking into a morgue.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

Goodbye, breaking news buddies.

11. Big changes are coming.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

12. And that means it’s time to drown your sorrows with alcohol.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

13. Why the heck not?

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

14. You also know this could be the last time you’ll drink with the folks who got laid off.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

15. Around 2 am, you stumble home …

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

16. You crawl into bed and think about what fun times you’ve had with everyone.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

17. Waking up the next morning makes you want to die.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

18. Luckily, everyone else at work is in the same boat.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

19. Of course, this is the day big news happens and you’re sent out to cover a protest.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

20. And of course there’s someone there telling you about their alien conspiracy theories.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

21. But then you find one amazing person with a brilliant story.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

22. And your script just seems to flow out of you.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

23. Twenty minutes later, you hear yourself on air …

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

24. And realize that you actually have the best job in the world, despite the alarming lack of job security.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

Talking to cool people? We do that for a living!

25. Besides, newsroom humour would probably get you fired anywhere else so you’re sort of stuck with journalism from here on out. Better make peace with it.

25 Stages Of Surviving Newsroom Cuts

Overheard in the newsroom, much?

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