Today, I spoke to the media for the first time. I was speaking on behalf of a coallition of unions and representing some very underpaid people. Let me get this straight though. I am well paid. In the last 2 years, my agency has received the wages we should have been receiving from the beginning. This allows me to speak on other's behalf as I was once in their shoes and understand the importance of the change to wage parity*.
I spoke to that with two news groups and three radio groups.
Not even 3 hours later, one of the radio groups messed with my recording and made it sound like I was complaining about *my* wage.
So, now I'm angry at the press. I'm feeling betrayed and -- where I had been feeling like a champion for the powerless -- I now feel like a first class chump.
So, if you hear Gormly go on about me on his "news talk" show, know this: That's not what I said.
I just hope to God the television people do a better job. Sigh.
Update: I can't spell. Thanks to JAG for reminding me that it is "parity" not "parody" though technically, with those wages, it could be either!