Posts Tagged ‘fired’

I haven’t worked for twenty-seven years. That’s because I’ve had a job in radio. I’ve been a presenter and programmer. Neither of those things can be compared to actual work. Before that, I had proper jobs. I was a pipe fitter on an oil refinery construction site in New Zealand and an air-conditioning engineer in […]

I got the sack from a radio station for what I wrote in my last blog. Ok, it wasn’t the actual blog that got me fired and the sacking happened a few years ago. I was dismissed for the way I handled on-air phone calls. In the blog, I explained how I now have […]

Sometimes you get help from the most unlikely source. Getting sacked is an occupational hazard in radio. Well, you don’t actually get fired, what happens is your contract isn’t renewed. The result is the same though, so there’s no point in being in denial about it, you’re sacked. Some people see being fired as a […]

I first found out how cut-throat commercial radio can be while I was at 2GO on the New South Wales Central Coast. Before I got into radio, I thought the product that commercial radio sells is audio entertainment. Yes, that’s what the medium produces but that’s not what it sells. Commercial radio stations sell ears. […]