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I'm thankful, this Sunday morning, that my momma didn't raise me to be afraid of women, like some people whose posts are about to be deleted.
I believe you're probably right about the 70%. However, of that group of people that you've listed, I don't agree with Carol Hudler. She doesn't have to stoop down to threats and deceit in order to manage her people which makes her one of the more effective leaders in that group. The others? They will never have nor will they ever deserve the respect of their employees which will always make them ineffective leaders.
I love these lists! Keep them coming. I especially like Jack Williams as the top incompetent woman!Freedom of speech all the way!
I agree with the Pointroll list. These individuals suck up to Rob Gatto so much it is absurd. Meanwhile, this Pointroll executive team treats women horribly.
I am so glad Evan Ray made the list. He is so incompetent.
Here are some incompetent MEN...1. David Payne2. David Lougee3. David Hunke
Maybe there is a David quota?
Let's not forget about Bob Dickey who hides behind the aprons of the women he's hired to do his dirty work for him. He is one of the most spineless of all.
A's hire A's.B's hire C's.And C's hire Gannett managers.
Jim, What are hearing considering this class action suit, regarding age discriminationThanksYour friend back EAST
Ray is taking down GPS before it ever got underway, kinda like CD at the Helm of The newspaper Div. when he took over that position
How is Ray taking down the newspaper division? I don't know much about GPS but I'm curious where you're coming from 10:05.
Sorry, I mean to ask how is Ray taking down GPS?
If Gannett’s goal is to fill 70% of its top jobs with women, then it needs to get ready for an onslaught of lawsuits as allegations of age discrimination pale to what would result if that were true.Two measures to watch: Current college graduations and Gannett’s own employee demographics, the former has yet to break 60% for women and the later likely hoovers around, below the same.
Wake up people. There is no 70% mandate. That was a red herring post to get you excited. Apparently it worked. Don't be so efing gullible
Martore said "we need more executive woman in The Gannett Company". Marge Magner agreed!70% is her goal. Watch out men!!
Prove it. When and where was the 70% goal discussed?
To whom it may concern:We have immediate openings for those with the following qualifications:*Must be willing to lie, cheat, and steal*Must not be interested in building a real business*Must be willing to act like you care while attaching a target on a person’s back*Must be able to close the deal (No cold calling required, we will provide you with a list of targets on a weekly basis, in some cases daily.)*Must be interested in depositing money into your account that we take from others by way of furloughs*Must be willing to abandon anything good you learned from anyone, including school, parents, church, and so on.*Must be willing to be lazy and verify it is noticed*Must be willing to forsake all friendships that do not comply with the qualifications listedIf you have any successful business experience or have any morals, we are not interested. Don’t waste your time applying. If we hire you, it will only be for target practice.Sincerely,Executive Management
8:09 I remove comments that make fun of people's names.
To tempt you even more, we have our own version of “Hunger Games.” Yes, that is correct. On a regular basis, each group offers up tributes in what we call RIF’s. The Resources in Field. “Groups, offer up your tributes!!!” They must be older, say in the later part of their lives. If you are chosen and do not come willingly, we will send the people in white outfits after you. You know them by the “Human Resource” department. It is where we get our resources for the games. You know? The humans. Please do not think you will escape the fights or we will be forced to play dirty and send in unexpected obstacles. Someone must be left over to win, so that we will be entertained and to give the next group of tributes hope. The OC, Odds Council, will meet each week to determine what your survival odds are, although we will not be able to publish them for obvious legal reasons. Please make sure you form one line when you apply. “Any may the odds EVER be in your favor.” Devious smile.
Let the games begin this week. It's gonna be a fun one.
David ColtonDave Teewuen.
Gannett has long been a difficult place for white male middle managers to get ahead. They pay bonuses for promoting women and other minorities to these posts. It's widespread and a long held practice at the community papers and USA Today is an active proponent in minority hires.Is it wrong? Only if you are a talented white male hoping your ability and talent gets you ahead at this company.
To 10:09About Mr. RayTheir is no clear vision, or if one is in place it has not been made available to the GPS workers. Rumors run wild, Print sites are running in the dark, some without competent managers in place. No one were I work has a clue how GPS works, what are the goals, what kind of support we will get, shall I go on? He is just a suit with no clue how to run a printing company, you sure as hell don't do it in top secret form. Do some checking at your sites or others as I have done and you will here the same thing..no one knows what the hell is going on.
Nice speech. What exactly do you need to k ow in order to do your job? What changed for your specific job?
70% women? Really? How many women are in the top 5 levels of GPS?
Furloughs announced this week for Q2
They just wantsa much of our money as possible before the next round of layoffs.
With all the talk about digital, the people working for GPS are probably afraid their jobs are going away when, in fact, they're probably the safest employees in Gannett because knowledgeable pressmen are hard to find.
Don't fool yourself there is no such thing as a knowledgeable pressmen. They are nearly button pushers and when that button does not work they just look at you. Most of them drooling on themselves.
If they really are doing furloughs in 2Q it will crush moral at our shop. With the buyouts and more furloughs, we dont have enough people to get the paper out and take vacations.
How could morale get any lower?
Let me state for the record that Julie Murphy from Pointroll is a good person. She used to work at Gannett Digital and she was excellent. A real straight shooter.I have worked with several of the other individuals at Pointroll, like Rob Gatto, Catherine Hepler and Sarah Ripmaster and I did. It think much of them.m They were arrogant, selfish and not helpful. It is no wonder that Gannett does not interact with Pointroll. Ever since Saradakis departed from Gannett, it seems like Pointroll has lost it. In fact, within Gannett Digital and USAToday, we use Pointroll's competitors and they seem much better.
Jim is incompetent. He gets details wrong. He runs with rumors and then makes weak excuses for doing it. He allows unfounded attacks. He begs for money for doing all of this.Incompetent.
Thank you "impotenet"...
Jim Romenesko takes a whack at the Gannett Wisconsin editors who wrote columns with identical passages about employees who signed recall petitions and the ethics issues involved. Romenesko: "Is it not an ethics violation, too, to claim authorship of something you didn’t write?" http://jimromenesko.com/2012/03/25/wisconsin-journalists-signed-gov-walker-recall-petitions/
What moral, what staff. I will take a furlough any time, just to get away from the BS. The other poster was right on, we too don't have enough pressman to furlough and vacations, but i don't give a shit. Let the suits and junior suits earn their salary. Fem
This former Gannettoid who happens to be a proud boomer about crapped today reading the boomer headline plastered all over the Sunday papers. I've struggled financially and healthwise, knowing that I worked for such an ageist outfit. Will I take that survey? Hell no. So kids....I survived and now hold my head way up high. I'm fine now. Are you, I want to know? How are all of you who pushed people like me out into the streets because you thought you could do a better job? Please think about the courageous boomers who are filing suits so that you won't have ageism contaminating your workplace in a few decades. Youngsters, you are so fortunate to have the boomers paving the way for you. Please recognize that fact and please stop discriminating against people based on age.
Didn't judge on age. On skill. Thanks for asking Next?
9:16 - Unless you've worked in their shoes and done their job, they are more than button pushers. If you are a pressman and this is how you operate, maybe you should seek a different job.
Enough with the damn furloughs!! Seriously we need to get work done. Just cut everyone's pay at this point.
10:21 I'd rather take 2 weeks off without pay than work those weeks for a lower paycheck.
I'd rather get laid off then have to go back to the soul-crushing atmosphere of a Gannett office after a week away.
Gannett violates its own ethical principles daily, by running crap that isn't news but is made to look like news. Top editors go along with it. Why should Gannett expect its employees to comply with rules it violates?
12:19 Pressman drooling on himself...Must be the way you do your job, better yet, I will hand you the keys to a 50 million dollar press, show me what YOU got fool
3:04pm, come to Florida Today if you want to see a prime example of an incompetent GPS manager!
Fla. Today: Decent shuttle coverage.That's it.What? No more shuttles?Ruh-roh!
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