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Nah, nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, goodbye!

Leslie Brown

Getting laid off su*ks. I had a job I really loved as an executive assistant, but got laid off due to state budget cuts in March. I’m sorry to say I even cried in FRONT of my boss.

Well here’s a story of a sassy red-head (that was redundant) who goes out with STYLE with a lay-off video of her exit from CNN. I’m no Communist News Network fan, but geez, this little cutie will probably have tons of offers after her video has gone viral.(I am in no way endorsing all of the “pilfering” she does in the video, but I think it is just for some good humored effect.)


The day before a holiday weekend usually is a good time to unload employees – Take Out the Trash Day, it’s cruelly called in the business. Some of the best-known and most respected execs in TV industry have decided, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for example, that they need to spend more time with their families or pursue other interests.

Corporate thinking is that the bad news will get missed by the many people already in vacation mode and not checking email, Twitter or web headlines or watching TV or reading newspapers.

But one plucky CNN staffer demonstrated today how Take Out the Trash Day can be turned to one’s advantage, if you know how to game the system. an off air reporter for, who fell victim to a D.C. digital restructure several weeks ago, became a media darling this afternoon when she posted to YouTube a video of her last day at the news operation.

I’m actually gonna “tweet” or email this piece to her and ask her if she would like to join my National Association of Gingers (N.A.G.) while I’m at it. Talk about a MINORITY! Us redheads are only 1-2% of the world’s population and the purpose of NAG is push for the minority status we so richly deserve, so that we can get some sunscreen subsidies or something.

Lisa, one can easily see your spunk, and “ginger-to-ginger” I think you’re going to make it after all!
Leslie Brown: Head NAG’r in charge.



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