Good newspaper news, for once

I know I’ve written about how working for newspapers can suck, and we have all heard about the woes of even the venerable L.A. Times. But its nice to know at least one paper is treating its employees really well.

Trin, as most people know, works for the Ventura County Star as a copy editor/designer. He’s only been there since August. But apparently, its standard there for everyone to get a day off for their birthday (It’s Trin’s birthday today!). And, not only that – he, along with other employees presumably, got a $20 gift card to Ralphs for Thanksgiving.

How cool is that?