Embrace uncertainty? I'm trying

Embrace uncertainty? I'm trying

There are 30 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 29, 2009, titled Embrace uncertainty? I'm trying. In it, Newsday reports that:

I watched Barack Obama take the oath of office last week from an unfamiliar perspective.

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Unemployed too

Thomaston, CT

#1 Jan 29, 2009
Good luck ....

Fell fortunate. Many don't have a working spouse and have NO INCOME at all.
Roberta Copen

AOL

#2 Jan 29, 2009
Three xcheers for Miss Gusoff . She is sorely missed on N B C
They have taken a well educated , charming , professional, eeperienced woman , admired by long Islanders, east to west and replaced her with a novice . We are all saddened that N B C did did not weigh all this against a monetary saving . We were dedicated viewers , N B C lost us.Get losrt N B C
Neeli Nepoc

AOL

#3 Jan 29, 2009
good for you Caroly Gusoff. We all miss you and no longer watch N B C . I would think quality trumps budgetary cut backs. Your article reminds us of the true spirit of the American way . "freedom of speech"
another person

Morristown, NJ

#5 Jan 30, 2009
Jordan wrote:
You should be ashamed of yourself. How dare you wax poetic about being one of the masses; worrying about LIPA bills, taxes and even accepting a freebie from a poor guy who could probably really use the extra cash. It's a known fact that your husband is a wealthy plastic surgeon who fine tunes his skills on you - seriously, tone it down - you've gone a bit overboard, don't you think? Many of us are not surprised you were fired ..take a good long look at yourself in the mirror ..I can guarantee you won't like what you see.
Do I sense some jealously here??? Wealthy MD's have bills and obligations also. Good Luck Carlolyn, We will see you back on the air in no time. You are missed.
NFS

New York, NY

#6 Jan 30, 2009
Carolyn,
Well said and always well done. What is happening is all personal. We are all either lost jobs or are in fear of losing them. Jobs are more than just pay checks, they are connected to our universal wel being. You are also so on point that the election was so personal because the consequences affect us deeply. I do
know that you are "dusting your self off" and am looking forward to seeing you on the air very soon.
Shane

United States

#10 Feb 2, 2009
Boo freakin Hoo.

Ms Gusoff, the journalist who wrote this piece should hardly be whining. Gainfully employed for 20 years, and she is married to a successful N.Y plastic surgeon! Maybe the powers that be at NBC4 thought better to lay her off than another reporter or anchor who is primary breadwinner in their household. So many people who have lost their jobs cannot say that they are married to a doctor or a lawyer.

If you read between the lines in the article, you can see that this is all about Ms Gusoff. Guess we won't be shopping for Prada, Gucci and Chanel for awhile, huh, Ms Gusoff....??
Chuck E

Atlanta, GA

#11 Feb 2, 2009
Good luck in your job search. I feel your pain. I got into PR after 20 years of local TV, and I'm glad I did. The bottom seems to be falling out of the business, and few people realize how hard the job is on a daily basis. The business is certainly changing. If a PR guy in Atlanta can help, please let me know.
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Anna Beatrice Novello

AOL

#13 Feb 4, 2009
I wholeheartedly feel feel for anyone who has lost their job and understand the difficulties which are associated with losing one's identity along with one's livelihood. That said, I must admit that I was taken aback and yes, even offended by this.. In her piece, Ms. Gusoff writes that unemployment has become "almost fashionable" and even "useful" as she describes an encounter with a refrigerator repair man who waived his usual fee when he found out she was let go from her reporting job. I found this confession quite disturbing as it is a well known fact that Ms. Gussoff is married to a prominent plastic surgeon and by all accounts, would have no trouble paying a repair bill. In fact, that repair man probably needed the business much more than she needed a freebie. She went on to describe the maintenance associated with unemployment - but it's not what you might think - apparently, keeping "Nails- perfect" and "hair coiffed" is much more difficult than one could ever imagined. Tell that to my unemployed next door neighbor who is more concerned with the cost of feeding her five children right now - I can assure you nail polish and hair dye are not high on her list of priorities. But perhaps my favorite line of the piece was the confession that for this unemployed reporter attending parties has become a "form of torture" since she doesn't know how to answer the simple question: what do you do? Perhaps Ms. Gusoff could do with a dose of reality..not being able to pay one's mortgage is torture, idle chit chat is not.. Again - I feel for anyone who is job hunting in these uncertain times -and this is by no means a contest to see who has it tougher. But that said, I don't quite understand what Ms Gusoff wished to accomplish with this piece. If her intention was to make us see that she is "just like us'- she greatly missed her mark. In fact, I believe this editorial had the opposite effect - I for one was shocked by just how shallow and insensitive she came across. I work in the news business and am a firm believer in free speech, but I must admit, sometimes it's best to just keep quiet. In this case - Carolyn Gusoff should have done just that. In our business there has always been the stereotype of the shallow and self absorbed news reporter - sadly, Ms. Gusoff's editorial did nothing to dispel the stereotype.

Anna Beatrice Novello
Long Beach
frank

Melville, NY

#17 Feb 9, 2009
seems like some sour grapes above. what does gusoff's husband have to do with anything?? losing half of one's home income surely will have an impact on their lives.
she is simply remarking on her unexpected visit to the unemployment line. maybe comedy isn't her forte, but she is clearly trying to put a comedic touch to her sudden change in lifestyle. i took her comments about the nails and hair as self deprecating humor.(perhaps ms. novello doesn't have to worry about her hair or how she looks. to mock someone in her own business makes me wonder what exactly she does. im sure she is aware that appearances do mean something in television)
are we to feel sorry for the lower and middle class but ignore the rest of society who are going through the same amount of pain and anguish? the economic crunch affects EVERYONE.
its no secret that the media business is shallow, however, i have met ms. gusoff at a number of press conferences and know firsthand that she stands out from the crowd as someone who cares. she is certainly NOT shallow.
i am appalled that we as a society would verbally attack someone writing about their personal experiences. we hear and read in the news about our new president bringing back the days of being proud of our country and what we stand for. if these comments are an exanple of our society, how can we be united when it seems all anyone can do is complain about other people?
ms. novello speaks of free speech but remarks that ms. gusoff should have kept quiet. i, for one feel ms. novello should be the one who kept quiet.
Cry Me A River

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Feb 12, 2009
Her husband is a plastic surgeon, she didn't HAVE to work, she wanted to. And for that I feel bad she was let go, not because she lost her income and is now being supplemented with my hard-earned tax dollars so she can get her nails done. This op-ed is insulting to the people, who were making probably what her cleaning lady makes, and were laid off from their jobs. Or what about the families where two people lost their jobs. Yes, it's terrible what is happening here, but this woman needs to think before she writes. I guess she never had to do that before since she had people do it for her when she was anchoring.
Stephanie

Pleasanton, CA

#20 Feb 13, 2009
Those knocking Ms Gusoff seem to have flunked reading comp-- missed the point. Im unemployed and found her piece insightful, well written and clever. And it took guts to write. She wasn't whining- maybe you just can't read. Thank you Carolyn and best of luck.

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#22 Feb 13, 2009
Stephanie wrote:
Those knocking Ms Gusoff seem to have flunked reading comp-- missed the point. Im unemployed and found her piece insightful, well written and clever. And it took guts to write. She wasn't whining- maybe you just can't read. Thank you Carolyn and best of luck.
If you think that was insightful, well written and clever then it is you who has the reading comprehension problem. Her recent unemployment notwithstanding, she hung on every word from Obama ? How absurd. She just proved she's another kool aid drinker.

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#23 Feb 13, 2009
Tap San in LIC wrote:
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If you think that was insightful, well written and clever then it is you who has the reading comprehension problem. Her recent unemployment notwithstanding, she hung on every word from Obama ? How absurd. She just proved she's another kool aid drinker.
Quote: "I realized that I never had so much personally at stake in a presidential address."

Huge problem...if an educated, intelligent woman is relying on a speech..we're in bigger trouble than I thought (imagine the expectations of the lazy fools).

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#24 Feb 13, 2009
Tap San in LIC wrote:
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If you think that was insightful, well written and clever then it is you who has the reading comprehension problem. Her recent unemployment notwithstanding, she hung on every word from Obama ? How absurd. She just proved she's another kool aid drinker.
she's one of my news babes. have you seen the rack? her husband is a plastic surgeon. Intriguing isn't it?

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#25 Feb 13, 2009
i'd read an article written by her if it was titled, "are they real or fake"

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#26 Feb 13, 2009
roger43 wrote:
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she's one of my news babes. have you seen the rack? her husband is a plastic surgeon. Intriguing isn't it?
yummy

http://images.google.com/imgres...

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#27 Feb 13, 2009
Tap San in LIC wrote:
told ya. anymore?

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#28 Feb 13, 2009
look at this one. tell me she's not packed.
http://images.google.com/imgres...

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#29 Feb 13, 2009
roger43 wrote:
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told ya. anymore?
I never noticed before, she must have hid them real well when on ch.4.......is ch.11 hiring ?

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#30 Feb 13, 2009
roger43 wrote:
look at this one. tell me she's not packed.
http://images.google.com/imgres...
I like the guy pointing, "Hey, check these out !"

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