i once had a boss who told me i was not meant to be a manager

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she said i was more of an Individual Contributor.

i took great offense at that because i felt that i had been a good manager in the past and inside i have always felt like a leader.

but i would need a team around me that understood it would be a funky ride not like all the others.

since then ive seen my fair share of both good and bad managers and i can understand better now what she was talking about

but i still disagree with her. and it was funny that a number of years ago she called me up asking me if i was willing to relocate to be a manger up in frisco.

first off, f frisco, and secondly even though i totally respect her and loved her as a boss, how could i work for someone who didnt fully believe in me?

but as always it comes back to the Good Book, and in it no one truly believes in either the Father or the Son or most of the kings or other leader/managers.

pretty much the only ppl the ppl in the Good Book believe in are the graven images that they built themselves. you know, the golden calves and other weird idols that they created when shit was getting crazy.

thus: dont get distracted if your posse isnt fully behind you because guess what, they aint never gonna be fully into you.

peter the rock dissed jesus thrice before the damn cock crowed.

but still i wasnt moving to frisco unless i got paid more money than any damn show dog could jump over.

Gay Talese explains perfectly why I hate broken links

“I am a record-keeper,” he says in this wonderful short video from Grantland.

“I am someone who cares about the past as much as the future. I don’t think it’s ethical to erase the past.”

I have had the sad fortune of working with some very powerful people who have no respect for what Mr. Talese succinctly laid out. Editors who care very much about writing stories that get temporary traffic, but years later abandon stories and sections and entire blogs and delete them willy-nilly for a variety of foolish reasons.

As journalists, we ARE record-keepers. By being digital journalists we have a new responsibility to be custodians to the past even if that past is merely a few years old.

Thus it is irresponsible to delete blogs, stories, posts and photos.

There should never be a broken link on a professional news site that leads to something else within that news site.

Likewise there should be more, not less, hyperlinks to corroborating evidence. Rarely do I see that in major news sites, and it’s appalling. All these digital editors, web producers, and online publications, and yet we try to pretend that all of the information is conveniently packaged in that one story? Impossible. Link.

And for God sake, don’t change the URL, and if you must, have a solid way to redirect it to where it is now.