Monday, March 16, 2009

Announcement at the Raleigh News & Observer later today (updated)

An emailer informs me the News & Observer will make an announcement today.

Apparently packages are going out to everybody.

Management wants to see if some people will fall on their sword first before they start axing people.
Another commenter says some packages are involuntary.

UPDATE #2: 78 positions?

UPDATE #3: confirmed 78 positions.
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9 comments:

JAT said...

IF Raleigh goes today, I cannot see how Charlotte could be far behind.

Anonymous said...

The axe is swinging in Raleigh. Packages are being handed out and they are going to the best reporters who cover important beats.

Anonymous said...

The packets are going out to everybody. Management wants to see if some people will fall on their sword first before they start axing people. Please don't post inflammatory and wrong information.

Anonymous said...

Some folks are receiving involuntary packages.

Anonymous said...

Some people are being informed that their pay will be cut.

Anonymous said...

Packages are not going out to everybody. Some people are being given voluntary buyouts while others are being involuntarily laid off. Others are not being given a package of either kind but are receiving a pay cut and a week long furlough.

Anonymous said...

Some people have been told that 78 positions are being eliminated here.

Anonymous said...

It has begun at The Star.

http://bottomlinecom.com/kcnews/staremployeesletgo.html

Pg1News said...

Seattle PI goes online only. Last print edition tomorrow.