You go up to the Third Floor at [the] Sac Bee and the place looks like a scene from a post apocalyptic/zombie movie. Everything is empty, everything is quiet... there are no people.
And like a zombie movie there are many brain dead managers that roam the halls threatening everybody and trying to stay alive one more day by feeding on the brains of the hard working living.
You survive by trying to avoid the zombies. Hard to do with so many of them now searching the halls for a fresh kill.
It is a real fun place to work now.
the empty third floor is courtesy of Melanie Sill and one of her beyond-awful department managers in features. ask anybody who works there - or did. they all tell the same sad story.
Whoever wrote the original comment must be a big Resident Evil/Night of the Living Dead fan. The "feeding on the brains of hard working" people is LOL funny. True too. Good laugh here.
LIke the Donner Party too. In order to survive, they're compelled to eat their own. Thus the ghost floor, littered with bones. Sac sounds scary. sorry tohear it.
Ah Melanie "It's that darn economy" DNC shill. You go girl!
This persons decription is so true. Everybody is scared here and management knows it and uses it against you. You can feel the hate.
I just noticed those bozo's up on the 3rd floor corporate IT are still there led by the bumbling morale sapper retard Geiger. Imagine the relief on our faces when he left us at BeeIT.
I hope the person who wrote the brain-eating zombie description still works in Sacramento. That's the kind of descriptive, talented writing the paper desperately needs. Writing is third-grade quality since the new editor came aboard. She thinks AP leads and staight news is the answer. Most of the top writing talent departed the past year or so.
Name one thing Melanie Sill has ever done to make any newspaper better. Think long and hard about that one.
"Name one thing Melanie Sill has ever done to make any newspaper better? Think long and hard about that one."
I'd donate an overpriced issue of the Bee to charity,(not that they could read it) if any Kool-Aid drinking, Zero voting, Lib at the Bee could factually, logically and statistically answer the above question.
sill made the news and observer marginally better by moving to california
What's sad here is that corporate management reads these honest appraisals of news/ad management and dismiss them as ravings of dissatisfied employees. Instead, they should take them seriously and look a little deeper. But then that would be what good management would do.
Anon 11:58 Amen Brother
It is my understanding that Cheryl Dell, the current publisher, is in way over her head. She was in Tacoma, and I can't imagine it being any better for her in Sac?
8:43AM - I assume you've been a publisher or at least a publisher's direct report and can accurately evaluate whether she is in over her head, right?
You have got to be kidding me.
7:54AM - Still mad because you didn't get the job? Better yet, didn't even get on the list to try to get the job?
Dell has a decent reputation around the Sac newsroom. She's doing what she can to keep the place from sliding under the waves. It's the managing editor of news and the executive editor who are on the no-respect list with staff. They were god-awful even before Dell got here. On the flip side, Dell hasn't done anything about the newsroom decay.
Honest appraisals sounds honest to me. If you don't have any respect among staffers, you don't deserve to be running a big department. That's the problem with many top managers today. They don't feel the need to be respected or they are too incompetent to generate respect. That's not leadership.
har de har har. leadership in sac? they dont have time or incentive to do anything but repair the damage before the next deadline. not enough people to lead.
I like Bee Publisher Cheryl Dell -- she's smart, savvy and stuck with a really dismal situation. She has a heart as well as a brain -- and this may shock some of you, but I think she's a Republican! Dell inherited Melanie Sill from Howard Weaver and the rest of newsroom management from the deposed former editor, Rick Rodriguez. Perhaps Dell can wrest the newsroom from Melanie -- hey Raleigh! Would you take her back? She really, really loves you in Raleigh -- at least compared to the poor Sac Bee.
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