Although it's a job many of them end up doing, not many starry-eyed recruits join a newspaper with a burning ambition to be a sub-editor (or any other form of desk-bound executive).
Here's Annika Bengtzon when her reporting career looks doomed in Studio 69...
Maybe that's where you end up in this job, she thought. Maybe it's just as well I'm out before I've become like those guys, a bunch of addled old hypocrites with brains that can only think in 72point Bodoni.
And here's former boyfriend and news photographer Howard talking to Exit, Orange and Red's Constance Amory...
"What's funny?" Howard asked.
"Nothing, I was thinking."
"Fuck me, that's your chances of becoming a sub blown."