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Old 09-22-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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Not true. If she had stayed with that company for years on end her pay scale would have increased and she would have eventually gotten offers from bigger companies on mere looks alone. She really screwed herself up. Alaska has a very hard job market. And they say 90% of start up businesses fail within the first year. To be so young, bold, and stupid is incredibly well...stupid.
You're kidding right? Her station is owned by Denali Broadcasting which is owned by General Communications, Inc. a cell phone company. They have a total of three stations, all in Alaska, KTVA being the largest. Not exactly a recipe for in-house upward mobility. Sure, she could have stuck around for five years, top out at $50K or so, be five years older and less attractive to moving to a larger market and be more susceptible to getting shown the door because some intern would do the gig for peanuts.

Do you know anything about how television works? (On and Off switch not withstanding)
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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In no stretch of the imagination did it cost her "a lot of money". General Assignment reporter in Anchorage? $25K-$30K/yr. tops, if even that. Future earnings? Possibly higher, but if you're in your late twenties and working TV news in Alaska chances are the networks aren't exactly lining up for your services.

Fact of the matter is a cocktail waitress displaying any amount of hustle, working anywhere other than a dive bar is probably pulling down twice as much as the "F-bomb" girl.

If her pot business takes off she could probably buy the whole TV station. Calculated risk.
That's exactly right. She knew well before she woke up that morning that, if she wanted to make money, her future was not in broadcast news, certainly not in Alaska. She could parlay this into paid interviews, a reality show, or just a marketing tool for her pot shop. She doesn't need or want another job like this.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:05 PM
 
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More details: TV reporter who quit on-air to run pot dispensary had been subject of complaints about biased reporting | Alaska Dispatch

The "**** it!" comment was unfortunate, she could have said "Screw it!" or "Whatever!" instead and it would have been just as powerful of an exit.

However, by the end of the week no one will remember her face or her name. I doubt that it will make any real different to her professionally since she'd going to have a career in weed anyway.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:08 PM
 
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You're kidding right? Her station is owned by Denali Broadcasting which is owned by General Communications, Inc. a cell phone company. They have a total of three stations, all in Alaska, KTVA being the largest. Not exactly a recipe for in-house upward mobility. Sure, she could have stuck around for five years, top out at $50K or so, be five years older and less attractive to moving to a larger market and be more susceptible to getting shown the door because some intern would do the gig for peanuts.

Do you know anything about how television works? (On and Off switch not withstanding)
Pretty sure I know more than you. My local newscaster was an older African-American woman 2 decades on this chick and less attractive. After 5 years on the job, she was offered a position to another bigger network in the Northeast. If you have a hard work ethic and dedication, it will be recognized by those around you and you will be rewarded. Didn't Oprah advanced from similar small stations in Chicago and Baltimore in the 19-freakin-70s as a black woman against all odds? She sure did and look at her now. If your a pot smoking entitled loser like some people, you will never advance and more than likely screw up your chances way before that could ever happen like the f bomb girl.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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We live in a different time these days, not like your grandpappies.

This woman isn't burning any bridges, maybe the one where she worked.

You see, this is a new 'viral' internet age we live in.

Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame, and what better way than to do it in a way that 'appeals' to us common folk. You know, like quitting a job in a dramatic way that many of us wouldn't dream of doing, like that flight attendant who busted out of that emergency exit a few years ago and became a national news story and 'folk hero.'

Soon this lady will be making the talk show circuit, and who knows where else from there. Maybe a talk show host, the sky is the limit. She got her face and name out there, that's what counts.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Well, this lady just ended her TV career, but she might have wanted to do that anyways. Who knows what her real reasons were?
She found out that she could do better with free government handouts.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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She's going to live to regret it. And it doesn't reflect well on her cause! Makes it look like pot smoking causes impulsive, irrational behavior.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:57 PM
 
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Didn't Oprah advanced from similar small stations in Chicago and Baltimore in the 19-freakin-70s as a black woman against all odds?
Sweet Chocolate Jesus. Oprah's career is no more indicative of your average small market newsie as Michael Jordan's career was to some D-league scrub. All the 'stick to it-ness" in the world won't differentiate yourself compared to one-in-a-lifetime bolt of lightning calibre talent. The F-bomb girl appears to at least understand that reality and to her credit wrote her own script.
You keep dreaming though, maybe the Yankees are scouting your beer league for another closer to replace Rivera because you got heart...

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Old 09-22-2014, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I wish her all the best for her new club.

Maybe she'll open a chain of 'em down here Texas way.

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Old 09-23-2014, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Another reason not to smoke marijuana.
Because some lady in Alaska said F it and quit her job? I don't get the correlation. Do elaborate.
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