Dr Mumbo

Retrenched 10 Daily staff go out in style

Dr Mumbo takes no joy in any fellow publisher closing its doors or putting away its keyboards. So he was, like many, shocked and saddened at the imminent closure of Ten’s digital platform 10 Daily.

Yet, it seems the staff are taking it in their (sassy) stride. One day before closing, and thus one day before most 10 Daily staff are out of a job, the publisher has put out an article titled ‘Exactly what to wear to your redundancy meeting (aside from a look of despair).

Ooft. Dr Mumbo applauds the sass

And while redundancies and their associated meetings (or Zoom calls) are no laughing matter, there’s no denying it’s a situation many across adland are facing right now.

But 10 Daily is here to get you through… for one more day at least.

Here are Dr Mumbo’s key highlights. (You can read the full article, and give 10 Daily a few more clicks, here):

Knowing what to wear to any office-related function or meeting can be super tricky. Lucky for you, that’s not your problem anymore. Because you’re unemployed.

Avoid acrylic tips and shellac manicures, as this implies you have a disposable income and you’ll be okay on your own — not a good look for a redundancy meeting.

You want to look respectable and pitiful all at once. It’s a difficult balance, but you got this, girlfriend.

And if you want a few more giggles from the soon-to-be-defunct publication, check out ‘All the weird photoshop jobs my editor’s asked me for in the past two years’.

Without a doubt, this is Dr Mumbo’s favourite.

Terrifying image by Katherine Kalk

Dr Mumbo can only hope that 10 Daily’s final day brings even more sass and surprises.


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