Classified Sales Representative, Rome, GA - May 30, 2013
I started working with the paper in the Circulation Department and I was given more responsibility pretty quickly with the Classified Department as my boss saw I could handle more. A few months after getting hired with Circulation I was promoted to the Newsroom where I was given the opportunity to use my degree and write. Because the paper I work for filed for Bankruptcy I never got a raise even though I was technically promoted. The fact that you can't grow with the company, pay into retirement, or have money to live self-sufficiently without help is the only negative thing I have to say about the job. Other than being paid like a high school student working at McDonalds I grew a lot professionally at the Rome News-Tribune and have learned how to read between the lines and work with a bunch of journalists and professional individuals in a diverse community. I see why people stay in the journalism profession because they love it, and I would suggest this job to any post college graduate. But I personally needed more money in a stable business where I could pay into retirement, and have the chance to actually grow with a company where I could find creative solutions to problems.