Saturday, November 29, 2008

No more layoffs at the Kansas City Star this year?

From comments:

This past week Kansas City Star publisher Mark Zieman met with the members of the sales force and said there will be no more layoffs in 2008...
I'm assuming that promise doesn't preclude Zieman from making a layoff announcement in December but not making the layoffs effective until January. If you have more info, email me or leave it in comments.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You got it. That's they way things are done there.

Anonymous said...

It stands to reason. There will be no more telling numbers until the next quarterly report and their credit rating just got slammed this month. Watch out after the new year though. They're a long way from done.

Something I have been wondering about. Have they even been announcing the layoffs associated with combining print operations?

Anonymous said...

They try and keep everything as silent as they can. They don't even know what communication is. Bottomline they could care less what you think or how you feel about anything.

Archer05 said...

Was that Gregory M. Zieman, or Mark Zieman trying to comfort a traumatized staff? I doubt Rhonda Chriss Lokeman, the worst journalist in the world, has any worries. How does that particular company relationship pass the smell test?

Anonymous said...

As publisher, I am approached as people would greet a dying man, with eyes downcast and in hushed tones. They are relieved to discover I’m optimistic about The Star’s future. They are astounded to hear we’re still solidly profitable.

jeff said...

I have a very close friend, who graduated from Harvard. Worked for ML for over 8 years, recently he’s been “right sized” too, despite of his outstanding performance and the increasing revenue he generated. OMG, now the banking industry is badly hurt, how long it would take for those financial background guys like him get back to the job market. Banking jobs are not there as much as before as easily seen on http://www.joboutlets.com and other job sites in the region