"... don't expect much in this blog space until Sept. 28. That's because it's my turn to take an unpaid furlough, same as all my other co-workers are doing this fall to help the company survive the recession."
There aren't any furloughs here at McClatchy Watch, so keep checking in.
Should have said, "... to help my company recover from stupid decisions, bias caused cancellations, and hiring a bunch of pony-tailed Marxists to work for a capitalistic company."
What a good time for him to go. Now he doesn't have to justify democrats hiding the content of the Senate version of nationalizing health care.
Timing is everything.
New York Times agrees to voluntary buyouts (Poynter Online)
"Cost-Saving" Committee Meets Times Agrees to Offer Voluntary Buyouts Pay Cut to be Restored in January
Representatives of the Guild and Times management met earlier this week to discuss the possibility of offering a Voluntary Buyout and to identify cost-saving opportunities that still may exist at the newspaper.
The meeting was part of a process that was agreed to in discussions between the union and company management last spring regarding the temporary 5 percent pay reduction that Guild members approved.
In response to a proposal by New York Guild President Bill O'Meara, Times Senior Vice President of Operations and Labor Terry Hayes said the company would agree to offer a voluntary buyout.
Wonder who's getting paid overtime to cover for Shannon's furlough?
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