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From the Trenches

Carter Maness on his graceless firing from AOL/HuffPo:

Over my two-year tenure at AOL, I published over 350,000 words in approximately 900 posts—at least three novels worth of words. This was met with a blanket termination, with zero notice, in the form of an email that didn’t even include my actual name. Freelancers know they are just a number, but AOL really went out of their way to demonstrate that. Rest assured!

See also my chat summary of what went down there over the past few days.