Journalist 1573, you are never too old to get another job. I got hired on to my present newspaper last May at the age of 74. I’ve got a heart transplant, suffer from gout, and am losing my hearing. I never shot video in my life, but now shoot it on almost every assignment.
At the end of 2007 we got word down from the ivory tower: We were the second most improved non-daily newspaper (We publish Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in their international organization. Yeah, we have a web site, too, and post to that every day.
I have health, vision, and dental insurance; get paid holidays and time and a half for overtime; get paid sick leave, and make more money in one week than I made in a month at my previous newspaper.
Can’t you feel how angry this old fart is?