I know many in this industry and it is worse than these numbers reflect ... I have watched one talented, hard-working person after another lose not only their livelihood but their ability to ever again make a living doing the only thing they know how to do, and the thing they're most passionate about. ... Nearly as sad are the people left behind, expected to absorb the work of the departed, while having to wonder with each passing day when THEIR number will be up .... because even though you may lose your job if you don't work harder and longer for the same pay, doing so is no guarantee that you will have a job tomorrow ... especially if you make just enough to live on, or almost enough. These difficulties are not exclusive to newspapers ... which only makes the whole thing sadder.
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