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    Cool Walk out the door

    At following sentence,

    If you work in a company, and you have a big hit, you'll walk out the door.

    Does it mean that if you are the one, you are fired, say because the firm doesn't want genius?

    What does "walk out the door" mean?

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    Re: Walk out the door

    Without more context, it looks more like a jargon term meaning you will be regarded as successful.

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    Cool Re: Walk out the door

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Without more context, it looks more like a jargon term meaning you will be regarded as successful.

    Context is referring to content producers for on line and mobile. Ad revenues are decreasing for broadcasters and press and it seems that they are increasing in new media models like Internet and mobile. Press has to go to this new media to round income. Paragraph begins: "It's great for content producers. The only strategic hill that you can have over time is content. The problem with content is that if you work in a company, and you have a big hit, you'll walk out the door."

    The fact that the last sentence begins with "The problem..." makes think "walk out the door" is not a positive consequence. What do you think?

    Thank You very much.


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    Re: Walk out the door

    I still find it difficult to get a precise sense for this. It could possibly imply that if you have a big hit [presumably meaning a successful one], then your ability and ambition may lead you to go elsewhere. It seems to turn on the meaning of "a big hit".

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    #5

    Re: Walk out the door

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    ... It seems to turn on the meaning of "a big hit".
    And in the sort of context described, "a big hit" can swing either way:

    "he had a big hit with his latest signing"
    "the figures to date are lousy; we took a big hit in Q2"

    So I share your confusion.

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    Re: Walk out the door

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Context is referring to content producers for on line and mobile. Ad revenues are decreasing for broadcasters and press and it seems that they are increasing in new media models like Internet and mobile. Press has to go to this new media to round income. Paragraph begins: "It's great for content producers. The only strategic hill that you can have over time is content. The problem with content is that if you work in a company, and you have a big hit, you'll walk out the door."

    The fact that the last sentence begins with "The problem..." makes think "walk out the door" is not a positive consequence. What do you think?

    Thank You very much.
    I'm just sharing my 2 cents --

    This is confusing to me too in that it's difficult to determine to whom the paragraph is referring as "you." The best sense that I can make of it is that the producers of content may have a big hit (in the good sense) and then they leave the company for greater ambition (or with a windfall from their great success) with the company having lost its most talented content producer.

    I don't get the sense that the big hit mentioned in the paragraph is a negative financial hint, but I'd agree with the moderators that the sentiment is really hard to follow.

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    Re: Walk out the door

    Quote Originally Posted by AntieAnnie View Post
    ... The best sense that I can make of it is that the producers of content may have a big hit (in the good sense) and then they leave the company for greater ambition (or with a windfall from their great success) with the company having lost its most talented content producer.

    ...
    This idea sounds good to me.

    b

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