What It's Like Working at AOL

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The day my AOL business cards arrived in the mail, I felt like doing a back flip in front of all my colleagues in AOL's Chicago office.

The cards, for the uninitiated, come with about a dozen different variations of the AOL logo on them: ice cream cones, scribbles, jet engines, flowers. And while business cards might represent small potatoes to some journalists, to me they signaled my arrival at my first full-time job since the Chicago Tribune laid off me and 52 other scribes in April 2009.

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