Monday, March 2, 2009

Is Monday D-Day in the northwest?

The agonizing wait for news about layoffs and cuts could end Monday for employees at one or more McClatchy newspapers... I have reason to believe at least one McClatchy newspaper in the northwest will have an announcement on Monday.
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60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bought an old time drive in theater pop corn popper just for the occasion. Let the show begin. I've been waiting to see the smiles wiped off the faces of some of these SCAB bastards. Karma baby! She's a bitch.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:03:

Could you tell me more about the scabs? When and where was this? Who?

Anonymous said...

Many people who will lose their jobs had nothing to do with whatever it is that makes you so mad at McClatchy (don't even bother telling us again what that is -- we're too bored by all of the low-grade political posturing on this blog).

If I get laid off this week, at least I know I'm better off than you. I'm not a mean, hate-filled loser of a person.

And the same goes for most of my McC colleagues around the country. Chins up!

Anonymous said...

Re:“ I'm not a mean, hate-filled loser of a person.”

Ah, but you are a liar. Why don’t you write down all the charming words you’ve called President Bush, and how you have not supported him, and our country. You would probably write some shit about you were writing ‘Truth to Power,’ for the good of the country. Well low-grade Bammer, we are clearing out the liars and cheaters in the information sources for the good of the country.

Anonymous said...

The dishonest media has given us a president that is not qualified to sell Girl Scout cookies. The questions you didn’t ask, and the unfavorable information you covered up, will be your source of shame forever more.

No one has even seen Barry’s birth certificate. Why is that? That is a story that the press should have been screaming about, instead, they wanted to see Gov. Palin’s baby’s birth certificate. Do you not see how ridiculous that was?

Anonymous said...

You know, I don't come here to read about Bush OR Obama. I just want to find out if I'll have a job by the end of the day. So why don't all of you leave the politics at the door and stay on track here at McClatchy Watch and actually watch McClatchy?

Anonymous said...

We had a media that swooned for a marionette. A puppet on strings, that turns out to be Pinocchio II. How long will his nose grow? A make-believe president with dishonorable people pulling the strings. We should cry for this loss of misinformation?

Anonymous said...

“we're too bored by all of the low-grade political posturing on this blog”
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And, you are thinking hawking Obummer trinkets is high-grade?
Bhahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

“we're too bored by all of the low-grade political posturing on this blog).”

This McC. person set the tone I would say. It is just like a liberal to take cheap shots, and then declare cheap shots are low-grade. You are not in Kansas Toto. You’ll get what you give here.

Anonymous said...

Liberals won. The country won. Conservative crybabies lost.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a liar. I voted for Bush twice in fact (I live in Texas). But that has nothing to do with my job at McClatchy. I don't write about politics or government and never have. Neither have the vast majority of my colleagues. It's just so childish of you to ignore all the other people who work at these papers and all the other services newspapers provide other than hard news coverage. And root for us to lose our jobs, maybe our homes.

By low-grade, I meant name-calling, etc., instead of smart, incisive commentary about specific McClatchy stories and how they could have been done better. I rarely see comments on here that show that you people even read the coverage.

Good luck to everyone today at our West Coast papers!

Anonymous said...

Metaphorically, it’s waiting for the storming of the lib Marxist Bastille.

To those of you at MNI not aligned with the MNI Marxists, sorry about the collateral damage, but defenestration of the limousine elitists is obligatory

Anonymous said...

6:39 AM said:
“show that you people”

[you people]- Liberals just can’t help themselves.
[By low-grade, I meant name-calling] you just name-called!

You might win a prize for running backwards.
You voted for President Bush!
Bhahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

"You people," obviously, refers to the mean people on this blog. Nothing broader than that. If you're not posting reckless, mean things, I'm not referring to you. And I'm not even a liberal, by the way. "Low-grade" refers to the quality of the debate, not to people. Not name-calling. Not the same as calling perfect strangers "bastards," as in the first post on this thread that set me off, or Marxists...or liberals, if there's no evidence of that. Go back to school or something. Signing off now.

Anonymous said...

“By low-grade, I meant name-calling, etc., instead of [smart, incisive commentary] about specific McClatchy stories and how they could have been done better.”
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How can there be [smart, incisive commentary] about sniveling drivel? Shall we discuss the sale of trinkets as newsworthy? How about the story describing the qualifications of Barry Soetoro to be president? Oh that’s right, there never was one!

Anonymous said...

Conservatives work in McClatchy newsrooms. Lots of conservatives. They're quiet because the newsroom culture and management leans far left. They take crap and fume. They read the biased takes on stories and fume. They sit silently while diversity kills the talent pool. Now they are speaking out and it shocks lefty newsies. News flash: The person sitting to your right or left in the newsroom may not worship at the alter of liberalism.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but will you two shut the fuck up and keep your petty politics to yourselves? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Times Union announces layoffs The Business Review (Albany) - by Richard A. D'Errico

The Times Union, based in Albany, is laying off employees to reduce its operating budget by 20 percent.

The Times Union is laying off an undetermined number of employees as part of an effort to reduce its operating budget by 20 percent, publisher George Hearst III said today.

Anonymous said...

we are so lucky that most people are smart enough to not fall for hatefull, stupid coments made by morons like 6:06( otherwise we be stuck with another P.O.S presedent that is dumb as a fucking rock).

people like him bothered me at first but now his stupidity is so transparent its easy to ignore.

The best thing to do is focus on the real news and content this blog provides and not feed the ego of these morons.

Liberals are in control for awhile ( thank God ) so no matter what stupid people like him say, it means nothing... nothing.

Anonymous said...

“Liberals won. The country won.”

Hold that thought,
you’ve got your “Love”
to keep you warm.

Anonymous said...

I am going to go out on a limb here and actually respond to the headline.

Is this NW paper the TNT? The Olympian?

Anonymous said...

7:53 yeah i got my "love" to keep me warm.

Better than having my hate keep me cold and stupid.

Your like a child throwing a fit.

anyhow, i wanted to quote this again for truth \.

“Liberals won. The country won.”

Anonymous said...

Good grief, my job is stake and everyday I have to sort thru buttloads of liberal vs conservative comments that would be better served being posted on a political themed website ala Rush Limbaugh's or Michelle Malkins or whoever. I have started going over to the other McClatchy blog just to read some actual McClatchy company news as opposed to these constant political debates in the comments section of every post.

Today I could find out if I will be spending the next few months unemployed.

Anonymous said...

where is the other McClatchy blog? I am so tired of these two boys acting like masturbating teenagers. I'm outta here.

Anonymous said...

Anon March 2, 2009 5:34 AM

You know, I'm a former McClatchy reporter. You all will survive the lay-offs. It's hard, and maybe you are the one who suggested people go back to school in a later post. You might want to follow that (your?) advice. Many of us did go to law and graduate school and are far better off.

But, McClatchy employees should take note of the tremendous hostility in the region against The Bee, because you will be facing it time and again. The paper did forsake news for ideology. It will look different to you when you are on the outside.

My guess is that management has made up one of their famous cut lists and will start on one of their smear campaigns against people; managers making vague, disparaging, under-the-breath but meant-to-be-overheard comments about individuals to undermine their reputations and to give the favored few a feeling that they are more competent or productive, or really, just more compliant.

I'm not bitter, mean or vengeful: I've just survived the McClatchy course. It's fascinating to me to watch this unfold.

I do have to say I understand why the paper has so little credibility in its community and why people applaud the idea of its going under. Never thought I would, but believe me, your perspective will change once you are not drinking the Kool-aid.®

Sign me,
Sadder but Wiser

Anonymous said...

You liberal mouthpieces just can't handle the fact that your savior won, but y'all lost

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I won't try defending any of us anymore from the political rants and schadenfreude on here. Wish I had news about the layoffs but I don't. If I hear anything I'll post if on the other blog, where there's less of the "you all deserve it" sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Oh. What I meant was I understand why people hate The Bee. I didn't mean I applaud the idea of its going out of publication. I think if honest-to-god newspeople were brought in to run the place on an even keel and hiring policies changed (see Anon March 2, 2009 7:47 AM), the Bee could be king of the valley again.

Signed,
SBW

Anonymous said...

It’s a proven fact that rats in enclosed spaces tend to bite each other to death.

This waiting to be escorted out of the building thing is pretty stressful I know.

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Anonymous said...

Where is the other McClatchy blog? I am so tired of these two boys acting like masturbating teenagers. I'm outta here.
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I agree, but do you still LOATHE yourself?

Anonymous said...

Dear Anon March 2, 2009 8:34 AM:

I think that's a good plan.

Anonymous said...

But, McClatchy employees should take note of the tremendous hostility in the region against The Bee, because you will be facing it time and again.



It's not just the Bee. We've had 4 or 5 applicants from the local paper. None get hired because the memo says do not hire. If you ask why, the answer is, be polite but don't waste their time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Single Mom,

I've been where you are now. I'm sorry for what you are going through. I too could do without the liberal/conservative p***ing match. I can tell you, once you get a layoff notice from McC, you cannot expect to be treated like a human being by the HR dept. Once they are done with you, they are done. Get your COBRA forms now, fill them out, have them ready, update your contact info. I know those people smile and act like they are there to help, but once you are on the hit-list, all bets are off. I am not trying to be mean - I am trying to forewarn former coworkers.

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Anon. March 2, 2009 8:40 AM

You mean, editorial people from smaller papers in the region are on a do-not-hire list? Memo?

Anonymous said...

“where is the other McClatchy blog? I am so tired of these two boys acting like masturbating teenagers. I'm outta here.”
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Do you think he means the blog with the virus?

Anonymous said...

Spammer is back!

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Anonymous said...

A word to the wise: When you apply for unemployment at your state webpage, be prepared to wait for excruciating periods of time. Hundred are trying to access the site at one time.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to seeing many liberal reporters and newsroom managers lose their jobs. I'm sure obama will take care of them!

Anonymous said...

8:44 AM Other side of the country, but no. Not just editorial writers. Anyone from the paper is a no hire. I think it has something to do with phony degrees, but that is just what I heard.

Anonymous said...

Delete 8:35 & 8:46 AM
Phony trying to spam again!!!
Check for virus protection!

Anonymous said...

The La Brea MNI Pits have seeped liberal tar up from the ground for thousands of hours.

The tar is often covered with water, which attracts Marxist Jounalist wildlife.

Over the years, the bones of these journalist that die in the pits sank into the ooze and were preserved.

Anonymous said...

the blog link is to this same blog...just a different page. But thanks!

Anonymous said...

“Liberals are in control for awhile”
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Jimmy Carter was in control for awhile!

Bhahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 8:41 AM:
You are SO right about being persona non grata to the HR department once you're laid off! They've never returned my calls when I had questions. Even when I went back to the building and asked Security to let me upstairs to HR to discuss an important matter, when they called for clearance, I was made to speak to the rep on the phone from the lobby. She didn't even have the courtesy to allow me to talk to her in person. And this after I gave them 20 of the best years of my life.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:02 Sorry to hear abut your MNI HR debacle

Anonymous said...

any news about the newspapers in the east coast The Miami Herald?

Anonymous said...

Sac Bee HR has been good to me, calling me back when I had questions, etc. True, once you sign the papers, they'll ask for your badge and you're an outcast. It's a bit humbling, but I'm guessing they don't want disgruntled former employees dumping coffee down keyboards and such.

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Anonymous said...

She didn't even have the courtesy to allow me to talk to her in person. And this after I gave them 20 of the best years of my life.

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That is because she was afraid that you were going to exchange 20 more years of your life in order to fill her office and her ass with 20 ounces of 00 buckshot.

Anonymous said...

Could we delete the spammer please. What is this 4 times in one thread and then says...I am not a spammer! LOL

Sounds like Rhonda Lokeman. A little early for the Boone's Farm isn't it?

Anonymous said...

The spammer is back. We have posters that reported virus problems. I think all links to that site should be deleted. No reason to take a chance, virus planters are evil.

Anonymous said...

Layoff advise:

"Don’t burn bridges. You’re allowed to be upset, but don’t say anything you wouldn’t say while still gainfully employed."

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Anonymous said...

The Sacbee is totally useless.
Who do we know among the MNI publishers and editors that has the nerve and integrity needed to ‘out’ Mr. Golden Boy Pruitt, and his gross failure to lead? Pruitt has single handedly ruined a company. That should be a major headline. How can a company that is so ready to scrutinize and report on dumpster finds in Alaska, not find and report on a festering cancer in its own body?

McClatchy Watch said...

Spam will be deleted.

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Anonymous said...

what about Boise???

Anonymous said...

True: Do not burn any bridges, even after you're gainfully employed. If you stay in the area, you'll see these people from time to time. It's not that big a town. I had the biggest rush of euphoria about six weeks after I walked out of a McClatchy newsroom. I was in a new job with great management, terrific coworkers in a good organization. Once you leave McClatchy, you realize what a poorly run outfit it is. I think a lot of the smugness editorial staff exhibit is whistling in the dark. Newsroom employees didn't do anything to saddle McClatchy with tons of debt, but they did bring about the drop in circulation by refusing to recognize where they are: in a state capitol surrounded by ag.
One more insider tip for critics: Bee editorial people write off any criticism as the rantings of evil rednecks. If you don't see their genius, it's only because you are too dumb and ignorant, you see. Sorry, former bosses and coworkers!