Our Backstreets #22: The Glamour of Publishing

(2 p.m. the day before the magazine goes to press)


No, no problem at all…

And thank you for your business
(you crawling piece of %*!@##)

  • Jonathan Lapper spoke:
    25th/09/2008 to 3:47 pm

    How wild that I just mentioned your Backstreet posts in my comments just about five minutes before you put this up. And it’s not publishing but I have the same problem in my job with people wanting information, statistics about this that or the other thing for their reports. They don’t quite know what they want but they do know they need it yesterday! And they’re never very concerned with whatever else you may doing, or what problems their last minute request might cause.
    As the old saw goes, that my co-worker says on a daily basis, “Procrastination on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.”

  • Marilyn spoke:
    25th/09/2008 to 4:10 pm

    I wasn’t sure how “Our Backstreets” would develop. I kind of thought it would be focused on goings-on in Chicago, and with a few exceptions, it has been. It’s also a forum for my experiences, like the advertiser headache that has been the October issue. I feel bad that I can’t post the reviews I intend to because my mind is so clogged with this b.s., so I at least like to let readers know there is a reason. I look forward to writing for Ferdy, and don’t like to be blocked from doing it at all.
    As for advertiser procrastination, actually, it does constitute an emergency on my part because that’s our directive – bring in as much money as possible. In this case, we couldn’t give them exactly what they wanted, but my boss said “People don’t like to hear ‘no'” meaning I wasn’t to say it, but rather offer an alternative.

  • Rod spoke:
    26th/09/2008 to 7:56 am

    Hey, at least the world’s paying attention to you. You’re not stuck in the Computer Room of the Damned at eleven at night in the world’s most boring University Campus…

  • Marilyn spoke:
    26th/09/2008 to 8:15 am

    Believe me, Rod, I’d switch places with you right now in a heartbeat!

  • Rod spoke:
    26th/09/2008 to 5:03 pm

    I hear you.

  • aimee spoke:
    5th/06/2011 to 4:55 pm

    This is soooo true! and why I am leaving the world of design forever-the assholes who believe it just means the pushing of a button to ‘create’ something for them because they forgot the job order laying in their 4th from the left pile of sh*t on their desks-deanna, this ones for you…can you ever imagine that it takes more than five minutes to give you 4 comps? just imagine how long it takes you to figure out what to wear in the morning with your husbands help and multiply that by 100 before asking us to do the impossible-worthless pos

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