Well that was big TV news. Keith Olbermann was given the heave-ho from his host gig on Current TV. Then came news that, because of being let go, Keith plans to sue Current TV for $50 million. Jeez! Honestly, I have not followed the whole story and I didn't follow him to Current. But I felt he was pretty lucky. He got fired by MSNBC. Afterwards, he didn't exactly spend months filing for unemployment benefits online and getting a weekly stipend of $405.00. He soon got picked up by Current. And now this.
However, the executive producer forgot to tell me that I had the job. I didn't find out until half-past "Oprah" on January 29th that I had a job that began on January 2nd. The very nice and frustrated woman from the Human Resources office contacted me to find out when I could fill out and return the W4 forms. It was about 4:30pm. "The W4 forms from over six months ago when I did the Bessie Nelson piece? I have to fill them out again?" I said. She replied, "Did (exec producer's name) tell you that you're working for us now?" I answered, "No." She said, "Oh, Lord." The next day, the executive producer called me to apologize. The head of an AARP product hired me for a job but forget to tell me until a month after my start date. To me that seemed like the ultimate senior moment. He, my "big fan," assigned me Health & Medical features. Not exactly my forte. I was let go two months later for being late handing in my completed features. Of course, I did say "You do know I didn't find out that I had the job until a month after it started. That's a big reason why I was late." Still, I was let go. In my 50s and fired by AARP. That was too ironic even for Alanis Morissette. Yes, I was angry and humiliated but I decided to just move on. I did not go "Keith Olbermann" on 'em. I'm actively pitching myself for new TV work. My question about Olbermann -- who is going to hire him now when he's suing his previous employer for several millions of dollars? As I wrote earlier...Jeez!