Snarky Behavior

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October 27, 2008 · Leave a Comment

This past week, the New Yorker ran a profile on Ariana Huffington that I was quite excited to read.

Some of you may remember that last year, I briefly considered dropping out of (or at least post-poning) grad school to take a job offer as an associate blog editor at the Huffington Post.  I wasn’t ready to give more than a year’s committment, so nothing came of it, but I did get a chance to speak with Ariana and the site’s chief editor.

I don’t really have anything to say about the opportunity other than the fact that I was given what I considered a fair “heads up” of what the working relationship with Ariana would entail… being a blog editor is a glamorized term for “copy and paste monkey,” and she’s a very demanding boss.

That’s why I find it utterly amusing when Gawker is running posts based on the testimonies of jilted ex-employees… people who sucked at a job that, while probably stressful and unrewarding, is also quite easy to do well, in the grand scheme of things.

What’s most hilarious is that my friend Colin- the blog’s editor and a dead ringer for Harry Potter – is described as having a “nasty temper.”  I can’t even type that without laughing.  Colin makes Matt Lauer look like Bill O’Reilly.

A solid reminder to not believe everything you read… especially on Gawker.

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