McClatchy has laid off more than 2,500 employees in the past year and a half -- but is advertising job openings at 3 newspapers. It's just 4 positions, but jeez, why not call back some of the people you laid off, McClatchy?
Hat tip: Will Not Be Televised, via comments
Because they had to sign papers that if they took the buyout/severance package they would have to return the money.
They want to fill a seat with a warm body -- cheap. Someone naive, inexperienced and willing to work lots of hours off the clock.
It's also a "black time" method of keeping a position open but not filling the position for several periods.
Just a way to bounce the numbers to make flash.
In McClatchy it's not about reality, it's about a feel-good end of period report.
“It's also a "black time" method of keeping a position open but not filling the position for several periods.”
It seems to me that even if they never plan to fill these positions, to offer a position would mean they would have to take job applications, right? What a cruel practice, and a waste of someone’s time. I just can’t think that is the case, it’s too fiendish.
--What a cruel practice, and a waste of someone’s time. I just can’t think that is the case, it’s too fiendish.--
Come off it, man. Your publications have made a fortune off want ads that only served as rate holders or padded a companies hr files. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, it does not smell as sweet.
I seem to remember a poster saying they had accepted a buyout/severance package, and worked for the newspaper again as a freelance writer, at a lesser salary, no benefits. Of course, that job placement would probably be a phone call, not a written ad others would see, if that was true.
Those positions are largely from areas that have not been hit by layoffs. It wouldn't make sense to call a reporter for an advertising position.
We had a laid off employee hired again at a lower salary for a lesser position. There was almost no turn around between the lay off and new position, either.
--freelance writer, at a lesser salary, no benefits.--
Freelancers own their own businesses and by definition are not paid a salary nor would be entitled to any sort of benefits.
5:33 They didn't receive any money.
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