Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Question of the day

From comments:
What do you think Pruitt’s severance package will include?
If you have a suggestion for Pruitt's severance package, leave it in comments.
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40 comments:

Anonymous said...

A one-way ticket to Siberia, which will include; scratchy long johns, frozen fish dinners, and corncobs instead of toilet paper.

Anonymous said...

A couple of Rolling Stones 8 track cassettes, and that's it.

Solitude said...

A life time subscription to the Bee...

Anonymous said...

Although this guy is a real POS, truthfully, like most execs. he’ll parachute out a very rich man, with a large pay package.

Look, this industry is not hated like Wall Street right now. Further, it’s sort of under the radar. Congress isn’t probing or even asking questions of the industry and there haven’t been any bailouts yet. Therefore, he can do or get about whatever he wants.

And, perhaps the better question, is contractually, what’s ALREADY in his pay package in he event MNI goes tits up.

Anonymous said...

Full membership in The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Anonymous said...

Circuit City stock package.

Anonymous said...

Guest appearance on "Biggest Loser."

Anonymous said...

Both my fists in his face.

Anonymous said...

First recipient of the McClatchy Employee Tar-and-Feather Office Party Hoedown.

Anonymous said...

He'll leave with millions and the satisfaction of knowing he took two venerable newspaper chains down. McClatchy will do the polite thing, always, and frame his leaving in the "exploring other opportunities" category, like Rick Rodriguez. Pruitt will probably get a job teaching business, possibly at Northern Arizona State or wherever it is RR teaches.

Anonymous said...

Pruitt Severance Package
24/7 at full blast!!

Rolling Stones
Sympathy For The Devil

Just call me lucifer
Cause Im in need of some restraint
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste, um yeah
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, um yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down
Woo, who
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah

Anonymous said...

A weekend with Melanie Sill!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda Lokeman reading her poetry to him for the rest of his life.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda Lokeman will be his chauffeur and muse.

Anonymous said...

Howard Weaver calling him a f**king fool forevermore.

Anonymous said...

A job in a soup kitchen serving all the people whose careers he has ransacked. Just don't let him near the stove--he'd break that, too.

Anonymous said...

Trinkets, lots and lots of unsold Obama trinkets!

Newsance said...

Industries usually recycle their failures. Perhaps the new CEO for the NY Times!

Anonymous said...

A Noballs Piece Prize!

Anonymous said...

Look, this industry is not hated like Wall Street right now.



Are you kidding? This industry is literally despised. The difference is, this industry is perpetuating the Wall Street hate, and not reporting about their own at all. No other industry has been hit anywhere near as hard as print media, that includes banks if you look at the peer group as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Broadway Play Role

Gary Pruitt (aka) Caesar Agutless
"Beware the Ides of March"

Anonymous said...

A Pulltitser Prize for his diary.

Anonymous said...

Five nights at the historic Gitmo detention facility. All meals, gratuities and taxes included.

Anonymous said...

10:20 - I think you meant the "No-Balls Peace Prize," eh?

Anonymous said...

Promotion to the CEO of the
Bombay Phone Bank.

Anonymous said...

Included in the sendoff goody package are:
Obama "special edition" commemorative coin set; Special-ops body armor; surfing weekend with Octomom.

Anonymous said...

Exclusive early-morning Hangin' With Bee Carriers Weekend! A rare opporunity to rub-shoulders with the nearly-extinct group.

Anonymous said...

This topic is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

It would be so nice if he was given an nice shiny suit of armor, since he has always regarded himself as a bright shining knight of the realm, then given a boat ride out to the middle of Lake Tahoe and dumped over the side, holding hands with that turd Weaver. Unfortunately one of the main problems with this country is people like him rarely, if ever come out on the wrong side of these equations, the little people do. That's what's happening now in the cutbacks. Any cutbacks in upper management? Awwww, that would be a "NO".

Anonymous said...

for the amount of lives ruined by his incompetence i would hope for nothing but bad things, but for the folks keeping his job secure i hope for the absolute worst

Anonymous said...

Promotion and ‘Knight'-hood,
Sahib, Sir Pruitt - CEO of Infosys Technologies in Bangalore, India

Anonymous said...

What do you think Pruitt’s severance package will include?

Getting the chance to cut off Pruitt's package.

Anonymous said...

Pruitt transferred to the Sacbee newspaper morgue with Miss Melly as his assistant.

Anonymous said...

Five years - union supervised -
journalism apprenticeship -
with Rhonda Lokeman.

Anonymous said...

All expenses paid trip to Iraq and a good citizen award.

Anonymous said...

10,000 shares of McClatchy stock.

Anonymous said...

He could join "The Celebrity Apprentice". Then, ratings would be so low that NBC would cancel the show. The effects of his appearance would be so that Donald Trump would have to declare bankruptcy. Eventually, the effects on NBC and Trump would take down the whole city of New York and it would have to declare bankruptcy. The ruination of it all!

Anonymous said...

A trip with Barry Soetoro
on the new Iranian satellite Omid.

Omid translated means (Hope.)

Anonymous said...

A round robin tournament of mud wrestling with McClatchy publishers.
Elimination rounds are final.

Anonymous said...

A magic mirror which would reflect back to him daily the faces of all the people whose livliehoods he's destroyed; all the bills for insurance co-pays current and former employees can no longer afford; the future college costs for children of those axed in the multiple rounds of layoffs in the past 3 years; a granite headstone marking in detail the slow, painful death of MNI during his tenure.