Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Jan. 30 -- Got news or a question?

If you have news or a question, leave it in comments.


Archer05 said...

Call it a “Recession Plan” or whatever you want, it still means job cuts. VIPs seems to think a sugarcoating will soften the blow of losing your job, and perhaps profession. Petrified dinosaurs!
I can’t wait to hear what Pruitt calls his massacre.
At Reuters Mediaflile:
The Reader's Digest Association

“It takes a delicate touch to make job cuts sound more palatable.”

"It's not like 'rightsizing,'" It is a "Recession Plan"

We're calling it the recession plan internally to [encourage not only understanding] of it by the employees, but for their interactive participation,"

McClatchy Watch said...

Archer05 - sounds like a Dilbert cartoon.

Anonymous said...

By calling it a "Recession Plan" they try to draw attention away from their mismanagement, and try and make it an economy thing. I'm not buying it. Greed did this, and dinosaur jerks.

Anonymous said...

Pruitt's massacre? The McClatchy rumor mill is on fire, and the employees are walking on eggshells.

Anonymous said...

So, Rightsizing, Downsizing, Recession Plan, are all layoff terms. For Pruitt, the term should be Nitwittery Plan.

Anonymous said...

There is no sugarcoating be told you are losing your job.

Anonymous said...

Remember this old nugget?
“This hurts me more than you.”

Oh pahleeze!

Archer05 said...

Here is a newsroom blast from the past:

You Tube: -1981 primitive Internet report on KRON-TV-

In 1981, KRON-TV reported on an experiment that allowed users to get a San Francisco newspaper on their home computers. It offers a good look at newsroom technology 28years ago.

"...we’re not in it for the money...”-(You got that right!)

Kris said...

Just wondering.....after last year's fiasco, has anyone received their W-2 yet?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

L.A. Times announcing another 300 layoffs...and another discontinued section.

From a real newspaper.

Anonymous said...

Rumors in at least one MNI paper that something huge is going to happen next week across the chain. Furloughs? Layoffs? A combination?

Anonymous said...

6:58 Which paper???

Ex modesto workerbee said...

We were "given a transition package"...OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH, I got transitioned!
Same BS, different wrapper!

Anonymous said...

30 day moving average stock price at $1.00 exactly.
Deck chairs seem to be sliding about, must rearrange them. Overheard something about needing mops on one of the decks below to clean up some water. Deck chairs sliding again! What gives?