Tag Archive for 'firing'

Whole Lotta Firing Going On

Posted: June 17, 2009 10:19 AM – – – Getting fired sucks. Doing the firing can get you fired at. Since December 2007, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven million Americans have been thrown out of work, mostly for reasons having nothing to do with job performance. It took many thousands of bosses […]

Once Is A Mistake, Twice Is Jazz

Posted: June 9, 2009 12:55 PM – – – When I started working for LA Weekly in the early ’80s, the paper was almost as famous for its mistakes as for its cutting edge film reviews, lefty politics and porn ads. Sometimes the errors were intentional, like when a smart-aleck designer pasted a Hitler mustache […]

How I Became Publisher of the L.A. Weekly

– – – General manager 1983-1984 Publisher 1984-1993 President and publisher 1993-2002 I became publisher of L.A. Weekly because I wasn’t an asshole. It was 25 years ago. I’d just lost the only job I’d ever had. Writing for and then editing the New York–based music trade magazine Record World was a dream come true. […]