Saying goodbye to the pioneer

November 7, 2012 Blogs, Former Pioneer Staff Print Print

I’ve worked for the pioneer for the last two years and I’ve enjoyed the vast majority of it. I started out as a video blogger that nobody watched. I went to Online Writer, which I’ve been for two full semesters.

I was the community writer for a semester, which while I hated it at the time, I started to get used to it. Unfortunately, I had to quit my job recently because of stress related reasons.

I used to hammer out a story per day and sometimes two, but I also used to work 20 hour weeks. Now I can’t even keep up with a ten hour week at one story per day.


My mental illness makes it nearly impossible, which sucks because I used to love working here. I like the people, and I still like what a journalist does. I just can’t handle it anymore.

I’ll miss it here, and I’ll miss the people, but I think it’s time to move on.

Maybe I will write a few letters to the editors in a few semesters time.

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