Media company took a sharp right turn
May 27, 2014 12:51 PM Subscribe
I work for a small media network (tv, radio, web). The programming centers around finance and business. Recently, popular hosts have come onboard under the understanding that they would talk business, but who instead have gone full-bore political. Management seems to be fine with this. It's driving the rest of us up a wall.
posted by Josephine Macaulay to Work & Money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is no longer an organization I want to be associated with. The politics of these hosts are extreme, and they've taken over 99% of our company's social media. They're tagging some of our personal accounts in their posts. They blocked me entirely when I refused to friend them. (They don't know I'm aware of this and are "friendly" to me, face to face. Same company/people from an earlier post of mine
). Fridge magnets touting their political causes are appearing on the office fridge. Meetings with the boss expressing concern for the content and the behavior fall on deaf ears - "what's the problem? Controversy is good".
I'm directly involved in the production of these shows and feel like an absolute traitor for helping boost their signal in any way. (Regardless of your personal politics, imagine your job gradually becomes the opposite of everything you believe in - that's where I'm at.) I've worked for this company for a number of years, these changes have only been in the last 6 months.
Going elsewhere, assuming I can find other work, will most likely result in a drastic reduction in pay. How do I deal?