I love Gawker. Nick Denton and I were colleagues at the Financial Times and I read it regularly. I’m grateful for their mention the other day, but I have to quickly clarify something before this project starts.
Nowhere on my blog does it say I was laid off. I wasn’t. I took a voluntary buyout from the FT and then I quit the job at Forbes.
If I hadn’t left Forbes when I did, I most likely would have been among the folks they let go over the next few months, but obviously I can’t know that for sure.
The job I had lined up when I left there fell through after that shop laid off a lot of people and imposed a hiring freeze.
But to clarify, I walked away of my own choice. The fact that I haven’t been able to find a job since, and have burned through my savings, is no-one’s failing but my own.
So no big deal, I just wanted to keep things straight. I hope Hamilton’s offer to crack the change is still good.
And this was by far my favourite reader comment:
"In the 80's everyone wanted to be coke dealers like in Miami Vice; in the 90's everyone wanted to be in Friends. Now everyone wants to be an insufferable twat from "This American Life".
My wife read it and just said: “aw, honey. You’re not that insufferable.”