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Cost cutting will continue.That means layoffs.The only question is,When?
To the moon, Alice!!!!
Continuing on with an earlier thread: Can anyone recall any former Gannett employee who's praising their new job specifying what company they work for? Anyone?
Prediction: Another round of "phantom layoffs" by June 30.
7:14 am OK Chicken Little. Glad you were first to start the negativity. This blog would die without it.
Anon@714: Gannett can start with the USA Today online staff. Sample item from this moment on USAToday.com/sports: "The Heat's victory plays out across front pages nationally". People are more likely to go to TV or online to find out. As well, most newspapers in the East went to press before Miami won the NBA championship.
9:36 -- People don't use their names here. Why would you expect them to offer other information that could identify them, like the name of their new employer?Frankly, I have no idea why an ex-Gannett employee would fear posting here using their name now that they no longer work for the company, but that's the SOP here.
9:49 he posts something like that in every. single. thread. on. this. blog.
In my market, to say where I am employed would identify me. Since I have commented vaguely about current employees, it would identify them. Better job, better employees, not better pay yet. But if I were to divide hours worked I would be making more on a hourly basis, Better sanity, self worth, time with family... BETTER LIFE! Stay if you like, you may be doing fine. I found the uncertainty to be too much.
Wash Post, WSJ, Sterling, Simon, Hilton, Bloomberg, ESPN, Meredith, Cox, ComCast, NYT, Discover, LNF, Parade, Conde, DDB, Nature Conservatory, Knight, to name a few. Ever heard of LinkeIn? Get off your lazy ass and do some research if you're that interested.
As an ex-Gannett employee I can't divulge my new company because I'm overwhelmed by the number of resumes many of you keep sending to me. I sincerely wish I could do more to help.
David Shuster of Current TV has started an online petition asking the Newseum to ensure that reporters can cover visiting presidential candidates:http://www.change.org/petitions/newseum-stop-banning-reporters-from-covering-events-with-presidential-candidates
Because 11:41, their current employer may see this, and get worried their employees were ripping on them on another web site.
Petitioning the Newseum to rewrite its rental agreements is absurd as all seem to forget that there are plenty of other venues whereby those groups can freely, and privately meet. Attempt to include language that demands it and that’s exactly what they’ll do.
Have other sites started the restructuring in their advertising departments?
9:36, an old, tired "prove it by revealing yourself" post that I thought was successfully dispensed with here by now.However, for those in editorial wondering just how on earth they could EVER work somewhere other than a newspaper ... No, I won't identify where I work either. But market can be lucrative for corporate-paid content. No, I'm not going to lead you by the hand and tell you exactly how to get it. But it's out there and it pays well, either for full time or contract work. Now, go use those skills relating to resourcefulness and enterprise required of editorial people and go find your ticket out of Gannett. If you're going to continue to moan about "oh, there's no work to be found ..." then your search field is too narrow and you need to think about how your skills can readily transfer into outlets other than traditional journalism. Which, by the way, is dying on the vine.
4:27 The Newseum deserves to go down.
Frankly, I have no idea why an ex-Gannett employee would fear posting here using their name now....6/22/2012 11:41 AMHappy to enlighten you. Remember the kid who recently got hired and then fired for publicizing his job and using the logo? OK, that was crazy Gannett. But still, employers expect discretion and we aren't supposed to be out flinging information about them on social media. No it wasn't that way in the days of the old newsroom. But those days are over, and more of us are finding jobs that are different, if still in news. No way my bosses want me posting information about my new company, or the job either short of a press release. I could send the release along if you like. Just got moved to SVP, in fact. But why mess with it here? No one really wants the details. What I want is for everyone to succeed. And that involves taking your life off hold at Gannett.Was I smart enough to do it? No, my department was finally eliminated. And it was very, very hard. But there is life afterward – and no life (with any peace of mind) until.
Whether you're in the newsroom or on the business side, you know as well as I that significant jobs are out there. Yes, you will find Gannett can be an albatross on your resume given it's reputation, products and well-known and well-publicized declines. Focus on your own abilities and what you will bring to the new company and not what was wasted or ignored at Gannett. You will find a better job with a company that respects you.
Searching for the truth? I was told that a Gannett employee could not get severance/transition pay because they collect a military pension. Is this true or false This sounds discriminatory. Were is John McCain when you need him!
Hearing of a BIG drop in print circulation for the USCP paper in my market after they went to the Design Hub.Big = something like 10% lower than the same month/last year. The front looks like a comic strip, to be blunt. The kiddie designers probably think it looks cool, but it's getting no traction amongst the core audience of print buyers (the 45-65 year-old set). And the strip ad at the bottom is usually a house ad, which brings in no income. Why don't they just run news there?Oh I forgot.They eliminated most of the content generators.The end is nigh, Gannett.
Then get with the program my Gonnetts and get gone. Banikarim has dozens of inexperienced cheap little things just wetting themselves in the wings to come work at her empty palace.
I want to hear more about the J. Overman issue in USAT-production. Why was that hushed?
"Continuing on with an earlier thread: Can anyone recall any former Gannett employee who's praising their new job specifying what company they work for? Anyone?"I'm in state government now.
The Arizona Republic, KPNX-TV and azcentral.com launch an advertising campaign focused on their "purpose" ahead of the introduction of a paywall for the website and steep hikes in subscription rates. http://www.azcentral.com/projects/republic/purpose/
I have been thinking a lot about Gannett, during the past couple days. There is a profound sense of loss, even-though I landed a new job, and I have been working for a while now. I was comfortable with my business-knowledge, that I acquired through my many years at Gannett. Yeah, I found another job. And, yes I am in a slightly better financial situation. But I am still profoundly sad. I miss "the business," and I miss knowing every small facet like the back of my hand. It's not easy starting over again. I had originally anticipated a positive experience and thought it would be an easy transition. However it has been a very difficult experience. It's an even more disappointing experience then the initial shock of losing my job and the stress of being unemployed for a period of time. However, everyone has there own experiences in life and I hope the best for you all. Miss you. May god bless and protect you.
I was laid off last Sept. I have no intention of posting my name. I finally started training for my new job 2 wks ago. I was not in a newsroom. I had 20 yrs in adv ops & finance. I was initially thrilled to be gone. That was short lived. I do not have a degree. I was great at what I did. I am now in a call center making 47% less. I'm grateful to have a job. I miss my old co-workers and hardly a day goes by that I don't wish I was still there. I can't give the name of the company because I did sign a form saying I wouldn't. It is a lesson in never burning your bridges. I had worked for them years ago. Even got my old ID number back. It's not my dream job but it will do for now.
5:09 - Did you not read what happened with the ad reorganization in Shreveport? If you have any questions, visit the Shreveport thread for the ad reorg. Biggest Gannett fuck up to date. And from what I'm hearing, the employees are still winning.
Please the ex-Gannetters who post here are the ones who cant get a job elsewhere. They couldn't cut it when they were here and no surprise they aren't in high demand elsewhere. So they just come here and are bitter -- anonymously. Cause its easy (and yes cowardly). Its always easier to blame someone else than to deal with yourself, isn't it? Frankly most likely if you were let go -- it was cause you weren't producing. And if you really were good you'd have a new life and have moved on. All the new people brought in are here to help -- and guess what -- they actually could get another job if they wanted. They're not sitting around bitching and moaning. They're trying to make a difference with the rest of us who are still here -- who give a damn. If you are bitter -- and you have left then move on. And if you are bitter and still here -- then find another job or get with the program. Cause bitterness is just not going to solve your problem.
Shreveport's advertising department is still bleeding. They have had at least four more people find other jobs and leave, since the "big" re-org in late March.
1:24 writes ANONYMOUSLY: "They're not sitting around bitching and moaning. "All except for you, of course.
Jim says: "Proceed with caution; this is a free-for-all comment zone. I try to correct or clarify incorrect information. But I can't catch everything. Please keep your posts focused on Gannett and media-related subjects. Note that I occasionally review comments in advance, to reject inappropriate ones. And I ignore hostile posters, and recommend you do, too."
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