There’s good news today for out-of-work journalists looking for a way to pay down the debt on their increasingly devalued journalism degrees — the Associated Press in Raleigh is hiring.
Apparently crushed under the weight of the multitude of bills gushing forth from the Legislative Building — like the reintroduction of a constitutional gay marriage ban that has failed six times in the past and a ban on smoking and cell phones in prison — the AP has decided to hire extra help to deal with it all.
But for those journos a little nervous about the declining state of the press, never fear. This job comes complete with a firing date! The 18-week assignment will come to an end with the General Assembly’s long legislative session, at which point the AP will collect its clothes off your bedroom floor and quickly tiptoe out of the room mumbling about forgetting an important meeting and promising to call soon.
Hey, don’t gripe. You knew what this was.