I am one of the white collar casualties of a struggling economy and changing industry (television) — and let’s be frank — managers looking for a scapegoat to save their own jobs.
Earlier this year, Sellers wrote about the national media’s lack of coverage of the historic flooding in central Tennessee. A column which, at the time, was praised by his boss:
I sat across the desk from a boss who told me that management had decided to go another direction. This was the same boss that a few months before had given me a glowing personnel review for the work I had done as the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor at the NBC affiliate in Nashville. The same boss who told me a piece I wrote for the Huffington Post on local flood coverage was “extraordinarily well-written” and reflected well on the station. The one who told me three months ago not to leave to take a job in Washington, D.C. because they were very happy with my work and wanted me here. (That job has since been filled.)
Sellers writes about what millions of Americans have felt the last couple of years, and what happens following a job loss: