On Friday a friend and former colleague posted these warm but ironic words on his Facebook page:
“Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Let’s hope we still have jobs on Monday.”
His twist, you should know, comes from having been through the start-up, layoff pattern that so besets journalism in the digital age. You hear the bulletins of print operations lopping jobs, but so many of those we know and love years ago leaped to new ventures on the Web only to find themselves unwanted before the ink was dry on their paychecks.