Saturday, August 2, 2008

Rich with knowledge

Just how much do reporters at The Flint Journal make? Jim of L Town gives us a clue on his blog freefromeditors:

"When I joined the Flint Journal in June 1989, I was offered a salary of $610 a week, plus fully paid medical and dental benefits.

"When I left with the buyout in December I was making a base salary of $1,052 a week and still had my fully paid health, dental and vision benefits. We also had the option of contributing to a 401k plan (and I'm sure employees there still do). The company matched that contribution up to 2 percent (relatively low by corporate standards, but nice nonetheless). For the first five years I had two weeks paid vacation (It may have gone to three weeks after 2-3 years), but then jumped to four weeks paid vacation a year. Plus we received an annual 53rd week paycheck, which was basically a bonus. In my best year I made nearly $60,000 working a lot of overtime and holidays."

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