JadedSnapper has returned to work after being ill
PictureBoss: Hi Jaded, I’ve got a little query..
JadedSnapper: Oh, right, what about?
PictureBoss: Well I’ve just been reading over your sick note…you’ve put down a pretty strange ‘reason for illness’ [shows sick note to JS]
JS: [looking at form, slightly quizzically] ‘Alienation’. What’s wrong with that?
PictureBoss: It’s not really an illness as such…
JS: Oh yes it is.
PictureBoss: Oh no it isn’t!
JS: Oh yes it is!
PictureBoss: Look it’s not quite the season for that behaviour
JS: Fair play
PictureBoss: So why were you off?
JS: Well look, do you remember ‘The GoodPicture’?
PictureBoss: Ah, yes, ‘The GoodPicture’. What a day!
JS: What happened to that picture?
PictureBoss: It went around the world. Appeared in PoshPaper, YankPaper, InternationalTrendyMagazine and BitchyFashionBlog. You were famous! You see the opportunities we give to you Jaded!
JS: Except I didn’t exactly get bylined did I?
PictureBoss: Well it was a typo I suppose…
JS: Yeah you don’t spell my name ‘LocalAgency’ do you?
PictureBoss: No, but we have a deal with them, they lift our content, claim all the credit and half the profits go back our way
JS: Well, you see, that’s the source of my illness
PictureBoss: [confused] Oh, right…
JS: ‘The GoodPicture’ went around the world, made it into all of those newspapers and magazines and what do I get?
PictureBoss: A warm fuzzy feeling inside?
JS: Precisely fuck all I believe
PictureBoss: Look, Jaded, no one goes into the media to make money as such. It’s for the glory, the thrill of the chase, the news, Jaded, it’s all about the news!
JS: It’s quite hard to chase a dog shit. Look, MDBoss gets a huge whack, and bonuses for his ‘performance’ –
PictureBoss: – Yep, not down that much this year
JS: I know, it’s fantastic. I was just wondering when us snappers would get a performance related bonus. The EveningSnooze must have made a mint on that –
PictureBoss: – Yeah you’re normally a dead loss. ‘The GoodPicture’ put us into profit that week. You didn’t cost us a penny!
JS: – Yeah, so, you made a mint on that and I get paid nowt, and will forever be paid nowt. Where does that cash go? Can’t it go on a bonus for the editorial department?
PictureBoss: Yes but as your contract states –
JS: – Yes I know, ‘We own your soul’ –
PictureBoss: – Look, I’ll come clean. The money all gets invested into a pension fund…
JS: Oh, well, that’s good. Although I don’t have a pension
PictureBoss: No Jaded, not your pension fund
JS: Well whose then?
PictureBoss: MDBoss’ of course!