Minneapolis Star Tribune workplace reporter H. J. Cummins begins a story in this morning’s paper with this information: “Two weeks ago, our business editor got walloped by the flu, and an assigning editor soon joined him on the sick list. Then last week the bug got our deputy business editor, keeping him home for two days. The reporter across the aisle from me got sick Thursday. And by the end of the day I knew the virus had me, too; I missed work on Friday. This week, our assistant design director called in sick.”
I like the lead. It lets readers know that newspapers are prone to the same problems as other workplaces.
Just remind me never to work at the Star Tribune, or shake hands with one of their employees. I wouldn’t want to get the germs.
Read the entire piece here.