Eric Snider, a freelance writer at AOL property Cinematical, resigned from his position a few days ago. The resulting rant is one of the funniest things I’ve read all week:
At first glance, AOL buying HuffPo might look like a good thing. Huffington is well-known for not paying her writers, who contribute work for free because it gives them a platform from which to make their voices heard. Perhaps AOL, as the new owner, would make HuffPo start paying its writers. Say what you will about AOL, but when you perform work for them, they pay you. They’re old-fashioned like that.
Yes: it gets funnier, and no, this doesn’t end well.