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Hate Your New Job? You’re Not Alone

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With the recession and layoffs dominating media conversations, it’s easy to forget about the people who are unhappily employed. You know who you are. Your co-worker just got canned, but instead of consoling, you want to scream, “Take me with you!”

Don’t worry, young grasshopper. Even Jay Lauf, publisher and vice president of The Atlantic, has been there.

“I started out in the trade magazine realm for many, many years and was a group publisher at a group of small gift trade magazines,” he told mediabistro.com. “I wanted to take a step out and jumped onto a company that I didn’t investigate very carefully, a privately held company. It wasn’t a great fit for me… after about six months, I realized it was the wrong thing, and it was a hard thing to reconcile.”

So did Lauf stay for the 401K or bounce quicker than Jenny Sanford? Find out in mediabistro.com’s new One Minute Mentor series for AvantGuild members.

Tell us your thoughts. Have you ever taken (or left) a gig only to regret it?

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