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Oh wow! Thankfully, I did a grand total of five reporting assignments before I settled nicely into a desk position, but I know a lot of people in N*** and the kind of stories I know about them (because my husband used to work there as well..).. TV sucks man.. big time. I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemies.
I am sadly not going to take your side here, because I'm a grade-A bastard at the game. Its all about striking deals, the better you know someone the easier it is to cut a deal. I have cut 'exclusive' deals with senior executives . "Sir, speak to us and not to XXXX, because they won't give you a good story."
Also, because if I don't do that I get screwed my boss back at office. Is it ethically wrong? Nope. Is it devious and slimy? Yes. But its the job.
Now what is despicable is the way some people do it by casting aspersions on the character of rival correspondents. I was once told by a man-monster who is the MD of a car company that a rival correpondent had bitched me out in an attempt to get a story. I was upset, but then man-monster was (and is, well until I did a not-so flattering story on them) rather close to me, and gave me the story anyway. But that is how the cookie crumbles kiddo.
I don't get it. what exactly did they do wrong? and why on earth did your colleague not think about this???
Sounds like life ;-)
Who says real life is not as hilarious as reel life?? They should be showing this stuff on TV, instead of the stupid soaps :D
Hahahaha... hilarious man!
look at the bright side - you have an interesting work life & get to see & be with bitchy people !!
cowlick - hehehe, it's actually not dat bad. amusing, actually. stressful, definitely.
k - i'm hardly whining here, u know! just pointing out some of de tricks in de trade! of course all this works.. in fact, i told my colleague later dat she better learn to do de same crap if she wanted to get anywhere!
bgf - cuz she's not a genius like ya, sweetheart.
geet - what? no french? hehehe
casa - i know... imagine a show called REALITY TV tv. hehehe
gups - of course, there's always a bright side to everything!!! haha
Sigh! The bosom.. Possibly one of the most potent weapons that ever existed! :-)