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Hugh Burrill, James Cybulski and Jamie Thomas Cut by Rogers Sportsnet

As learned from TSM, Rogers axed a number of people at Sportsnet yesterday.

The vast majority of those fired worked behind the scenes, and have names you won't recognize, but at least three on-air people you're familiar with are part of these cuts.

They are:

  • Hugh Burrill
  • James Cybulski
  • Jamie Thomas
Hi everybody. Just wanted to let you know that I'm now a "free agent". Some restructuring means I'm no longer with Sportnset. (con't)— Hugh Burrill (@SNhughburrill) March 9, 2016

I truly feel for people in this industry that looked so glamorous when I was young. The number of jobs paying a respectable wage continue to shrink, leaving those discarded with fewer and fewer options.

Here's hoping everyone lands on their feet and remembers that they are not their job.

You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world. ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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