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Let's hope for a great week ahead.
My Sunday paper showed up at 4:55 this morning. THAT'S a good start. Maybe now with the W-2s being e-mailed (allegedly) we'll get them earlier. Anyone get their W-2 yet?
Why didn't you sign up for electronic delivery. In this day and age why would you want a mailed copy?
This is the week that 2011financials are released.Don't expect a good week!For those of you who are still thinking you have a long term carreer with Gannett,get over that idea!
Smart phones and smart technology does not create smarter employees.
I'm a 52 year old Courier Journal employee and I'm sick hearing that the buyout offer is for 56 and older. I hate working for this greedy company. Come on Gracia, lower the age requirement and you can hire somebody at half my salary that gives a shit whether Gannett survives or not.
W2's aren't emailed. From a work computer you can access your payroll webpage (same place you can print your paystubs) and download one from there. If you're not in the corporate intranet, you won't be able to view the W2.
8:48, take a pill. Most places outside Gannett still send the W-2s, by snail mail.
11:25 None of this buyout speculation has been made official. We shouldn't get too far ahead.
We get access to W2s on line and through the mail. But, thank God, we don't work for Gannett. This is like driving by a car wreck. One slows to take a look then speeds on thankful it wasn't you.
All: Is your newspaper publisher and editor headed to Corporate for a big pow-wow next week?
Could the early retirement "buyout" package be announced to Grand Poobahs during this pow-wow?
6:03 If the buyouts exist, the editors and publishers already know.
Duh!!!! Wow you are an Oracle
Our editor was there all last week. Our pub isn't going anywhere, though we aren't in the top 33, unless something changed Friday or this weekend.
The publishers and obviously all the staff know about the buyout program. It's hardlly a secret. People who aren't going to be of age when it's offered are not happy. So many people want out, it's sad.
It's funny. No one is having trouble hiring anyone. If you're so unhappy find another job.
Exec editor of CJ in Louisville was at corporate all last week
Oh my gosh. He was judging a contest but nice try at trying to create a rumor.
Does anyone in house even read the LoHud homepage? This headline has been up for more than two hours on the front page of LoHud:LoHud.com's Mike Dougherty tweets from the Giants game in San Fransisco.Never mind the lack of an apostrophe after "Giants," but San Francisco misspelling is absolutely sophomoric.
Jim,Buyouts are real. Will be announced very soon.Publishers meeting will reveal new strategic plan. Kool aid will be served.
There are NO buy outs planned in the future. You people never cease to amaze me. 7:32 nailed it right on the head. Now get back to work.
Yet another new strategic plan?!? Awesome! Can't wait!Maybe they will kick passion topics/content evolution to the curb before it even gets started, letting us information providers in the "information centers" concentrate on actually writing news stories instead of fitting into some stupid corporate box. So I say bring on another strategic plan. Maybe this time they will lay off everyone left in the newsroom, errr, information center, and just send out blank papers and hope no one notices. At some papers, the quality of content won't be much different! They will save a lot of money so they can pay even bigger bonuses.
Hitler's take on Gannett buying iPhones for newsrooms is pretty funny:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q7sgLcQ6lCw
Have any newsrooms received theIr new toys yet?
@9:22 p.m. 7:22? What? Where? You need to be more aware of your surroundings.
New toys? At USA today, they always go out to the editors, first.give them to the people who need them the least.
@9:22 - Wishful thinking-Our EE announced corporate video training for Feb. 2 which features a star studded cast of all your favorite overpaid executives. Smells like "passion topics" to me. Prepare to get your minds sucked out. Maybe they'll pass out mood elevation pharmaceuticals prior to the presentation. Plus there is a giant banner in the lobby which reads "The Evolution will be televised and tweeted and Facebooked and Livestreamed and.." Way to pick a slogan that no one under 45 will know the source material of. Now all we need is the equipment promised to us to do it, since so many of us use our own laptops, smart phones, and cameras since the company equipment is so outdated. Kool Aid is now being served.
Excuse me, I meant @ 9:32
7:40 at least you got your paper, thet don't give a shit about MON-Sat, Sunday is all they care about
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