Thursday, March 10, 2005

A cloud after a silver lining

Was in a happy state of mind for a few days. Reasons- submissions finished, deadlines dead , a few compliments about the changed look [ not necessarily in the that order] and above all, an internship with the newspaper,Afternoon. And just when I thought that things were finally looking up after a dismal new year [ had to face a couple of tsunamis on the personal front] Bang! i come to know journalists are not well paid!The bubble burst soo soon :( !!This great piece of news from a friend who has done extensive research on the salaries and payment of journalists.

Tried talking to fellow sufferers who plan to take up journalism. They are unperturbed. So, I deduce that they have either resigned themselves to fate or, have old money or, think of call centres as a gateway to heaven. I have neither old money, nor the gateway pass! So, I have hit upon an idea. Planning to open a chain of xerox shops near all major colleges in Bombay that will offer the students a discount rate. The xerox guy alongwith the sandwichwala can be major revenue generators [ if they ever decide to pay their taxes!]. So a xeroxwala cum sandwichwala is my future * a shudder: of either relief or repulsion ; i do not know*

11 Comments:

Blogger manuscrypts said...

now u need an angel investor :)

6:18 AM  
Blogger erratica said...

mamuscrypts, i actually need a vocational counsellor cum angel investor cum God!!! to give me another chance :)

7:02 AM  
Blogger la devil said...

call centres gateway to heaven....lolz
n u crazy ...don say the X-word..u'l lose a million dollars even bef u earn them!
vaise sandwichwala not bad idea ;)

hey manu wud devil counsellor do?? :P

10:20 AM  
Blogger la devil said...

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10:25 AM  
Blogger . : A : . said...

Ah, the first discontentment. Happens with every job, you always think it pays more than it really does. ;-)

5:11 PM  
Blogger erratica said...

la devil, yes i have gone crazy completely crazy!!! since u think sandwichwala isnt a bad idea, can u finance me ;) , plz?

11:06 PM  
Blogger erratica said...

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11:07 PM  
Blogger Elixir said...

hehe u ever thought of being a counsellor urself??
u forever r proclaiming people r not doing what they r supps 2 b doing :P

4:16 PM  
Blogger livinghigh said...

did i comment here earlier n u deleted me? (shock n awe!) ;-)
how u doin, silent stranger?

12:03 AM  
Blogger erratica said...

@ elixir, hey dont confuse me by suggesting a new vocation altogether. here i m , trying dreaming of a bright sandwichwala future n u cum up with the counsellor stuff.

4:35 AM  
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