Thanks for a great piece, Richard. Yes, yes and yes. I'm going on 30 years in the writing business, and have gotten a bit jaded over the years. I know it shouldn't boggle me when an AOL editor praises me one day for being reliable and then fires me the next, but really? Forget to take your meds, sweetie?
I'd say "onward to better things," but if it boils down to dealing with 12-year-old editors who think you should be oh so grateful for whatever crumbs they throw your way or who rule by fear and intimidation, "better" isn't in the picture.
Instead, I'm reinventing myself so I don't have to rely on editorial twerps. Yes, I said twerps.