18 Signs You're A Journalist
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18 Signs You're A Journalist

The things we do every day that make us who we are.

18 Signs You're A Journalist

You know you're a journalist when:

1. You use your office keys to try and get in your house and your car.

2. Writing English papers is a nightmare. You'd rather write multiple 18-inch stories than one 15-page paper.

3. Your texts, emails and instant messages are always grammatically correct.

4. You have 10 reporter's notepads placed in various spots, including two in your car, one in your bag, one in your desk, one with your camera, three in your visor and more in various places you can't remember.

5. You are a pen hoarder.

6. You spend deadline night spinning in your chair wondering how the hell you'll make it through.

7. But then when you see the paper the next morning, you realize how much you really do love your job.

8. You can type, talk on the phone and carry on a conversation with your coworker all at the same time.

9. You hate doing math, and any time you have to look at numbers you call someone to double and triple check your calculations.

10. Weekends? You don't know what they are.

11. You get paid for 40 hours a week, but you work 80 hours.

12. But you don't really work because you love your job too much. I think the saying goes: "If you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life."

13. When you read the newspaper, you point out every mistake: design, advertising or editorial.

14. You get news alerts on your phone, work computer, laptop and tablet.

15. Coffee, tea or your favorite energy booster is a must have on the daily.

16. Your reporter notebooks look worse than a doctor's signature.

17. You prefer the stress of a short deadline. You work better under pressure.

18. Though you may curse the wind, have a few cries and get headaches from looking at a computer screen all day, you love what you do because you love the people you meet.

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