I'd like to add my own personal story to the list. At one of the first radio stations I worked at, it was clear that the new management wanted to get rid of me. Daily cruelty was the first attempt. One day, after finishing my morning news, management pulled me into a very quiet production booth and accused me of "deliberately sounding bad on the air to hurt ratings."
Whenever I run into someone going through a similar situation, I can always bring a smile to their face by saying, "Hey, if you've never been laid off or fired, you aren't an official member of the communications profession."
Now, enjoy the Ragan article here.