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Just how stupid do Martore and Banikarim we are? neither of you have a purpose so please move along.
9:44, you could start by spelling words correctly .... I don't think you really meant that you needed help in "pursing" a job.And, yes, there are many opportunities out there. But you need to think beyond the standard confines of traditional journalism. There has been plenty already posted on this blog about how to pursue, what could be out there, etc. with respect to corp content/PR, etc. And, no, you don't need to geographically live where the sources of your income would be. And, no, this doesn't necessarily mean a fulltime job with bennies. But the work is there for you to "purse" and you can earn income, build good experience, get some decent references, etc. while you look for a fulltime job closer to home.
And don't limit yourself to looking on the websites, such as Careerbuilder, to find a job. Start telling everyone you know that you're looking. That's what I did and it only took me three weeks to find another job. Networking is your best bet.
My purpose is to find a new job and get out of here.
Will Kramer finally show his face in the newsroom this week? All the asskissers have been lining up for weeks. larry needs to see all the "talent" that makes usa today what it is. A second rate website, third rate financial section, fourth rate government watchdog and an also ran in general coverage of the news.larry, either start making some decisions and shaking up the organization or get the fuck out. Time is a wasting.
9:25, Martore doesnt care about your feelings. She has the board in her back pocket and walk out the door with millions no matter how badly the company performs. banikarim? Just waiting for her next marketing gig. All that self serving p.r and speech making is about advancing her career, not improving the company's bottom line.They are peas in a pod. Women who werent part of the in crowd, but now empowered for some heavy payback for anyone who doesnt agree with them.
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Folks here are so predictable. Southwest and GE have Purpose Projects. Every time you see the GE commercial with the Workers meeting with cancer patients you are watching one of the results of their project initiatives. But folks here dump on it immediately. At least you are consistent
Speaking for all cancer survivors you should be ashamed. Why do you feel compelled to attack? GE is a huge multinational company who has a huge Purpose Project. You can attack all you want but that doesn't change that fact.
If Banikarim already "came up with" the purpose wall at NBC then why did she have to pay consultants and an agency to repeat her no purpose- purpose wall?
Jesus Keeeeeerist. LOL at the nickname "Banikarim Board." but have to wonder whats next? Reports on how we spent our summer vacation? No talking in study hall? Nap time after morning juice? Hall passes from vice principal Banikarim's office to go to the little girls room?
Don't ever compare Gannett, to GE again.
I suppose pointing out a typo in a condescending manner makes you feel superior, yes, 6/10/2012 10:09 AM? I find the posts here that denigrate others are sad and useless and makes journalists, at least those at Gannett, seems nasty and childish. I guess some are. Most of the ones I worked with were not.I find news you can use here, but slogging through the egos and attitudes is, well, like walking through the muck at low tide. And just as smelly.
All major successful companies have their own purpse project, from Hard Rock Cafe to GE to Zappos. Why not Gannett?
7:48 hello Maryam and team. How many consultants did you need to hire to assess that million dollar waste?
Hard Rock Cafe, Zappos and GE are not struggling financially and furloughing their employees every time they turn around. We should have a purpose wall when we become a successful company once again and show our communities how we got there. We are nowhere close to getting there and spending money on this, once again, is irresponsible. I seriously don't know what is wrong with our leaders.
7:48 The only references I found to purpose projects through a Google search involved non-profits organizations, rather than businesses.Several posters have mentioned General Electric having a purpose project. (GE owned NBCUniversal, where Banikarim worked prior to coming to Gannett.)I searched GE's website, but turned up nothing. I also searched GE's most recent 10-K and proxy statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, plus the annual report to shareholders. Those documents don't say anything about purpose projects, either.At the Hard Rock Cafe and Zappos, a search of its website turned up no references to purpose projects.I also found no references to purpose projects on the websites of two big business consulting firms that typically recommend these sort of things: Accenture and McKinsey.Still, for the sake of argument, let's say many companies do, indeed, use purpose projects. Without knowing their impact on productivity, sales, employee morale, etc., there's no way to know whether one would be appropriate for Gannett.Companies engage pricey consultants to do projects like this all the time. In the middle of the last decade, for example, USA Today hired Gallup on a multi-year contract to survey employees on the quality of their work lives; the results were supposed to improve productivity. (USAT employees will remember this as the Q-12 survey that included the question: "Do you have a best friend at work?")Judging from USAT's deteriorating financial condition since then, it's hard to say Gallup's survey project made a difference.
I loved those surveys. Especially since they were then completely ignored. It's like a doctor on a golf course.
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