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"My Jobs" 


Date Range: 01/01/1968 To 12/31/1996   Comments: 2   Views: 6,352
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I loved my job at the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American so much that I would have paid them to work there! As a political reporter, I got to interview local, state and nationally known politicians. I wrote a weekly local column that often stirred up a hornet's nest among politicos.
After moving to Cape Cod in 1983, I bummed around for a couple of years, freelancing and doing some "stringing" for the Cape Cod times before being hired full-time. What a change! Now my stories focused on the environment, and my "beat" included the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Audubon Society. Walking the sandy beaches in search of stranded whales or boats gone aground and occasionally sent to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket by plane or ferry for stories. I left in 1996 to go back to school to pursue theological studies.

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Member Since
Apr 2008
Sarah Green said:
posted on Jun 30, 2009
this made me laugh

You would pay them to work there :) Good stuff! 

Member Since
Jun 2009
Joyce Macias said:
posted on Jul 01, 2009
Sarah Green comment to Joyce

Thanks for taking time to read what I wrote! Yes, those were the golden days of my career - actually on the job training while getting paid for it. During my first week, I was involved in covering a national election, a fatal house fire and a horrendous car crash that killed several teenagers. I felt like I was working in New York City rather than the small town of Naugatuck, Connecticut!