Newspaper rejects obituary for not having enough job experience

AUSTIN – After receiving an application for a position within the Austin Chronicle’s obituary section from recently deceased Mildred Stockton, the newspaper swiftly rejected it stating that more experience was necessary to be considered. “It’s not that we don’t value the obituary and the individualized strengths it would bring to our newspaper,” editor Jessica Craig stated. “It’s just that, in an economy like this, we’re seeking someone with a little more practice. It’s only been in the game for 12 hours now. That’s pretty much nothing.” The obituary accepted the editor’s decision stating that it takes a lot of connections to make it in this business and she was kind of a loser anyway.

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