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Got a memo today saying Gannett cares and wanting me to text REDCROSS to donate $10 to help the tornado victims. Wonder if they'll get upset with me if I use my company phone.
Really, this is how you look at life? People died, people are homeless and you feel a need to take a jab at Gannett? Media across America are asking people to help and you decide big bad Gannett needs to be taken down a peg to make you feel better. What is wrong with you?
Lighten up Francis. I just wanted to know if I should use the company phone.
We got an e-mail from our IT guy this morning that said, "Don't you dare use your company phone to donate the $10."
So you think I should use the company phone?
If you use the company phone, it will only send $8.66 to account for the furloughs.
Funny how the last people Gannett ever thinks about helping are the employees they have either let go and cost them to become homeless or the people they keep furloughing that make less take home than they did four years ago. What a selfish company How much has Garcia Martore and other leaders at the company personally donated?
Employees are not a community they serve for the greater good.
Employees are part of the community but they must not be considered people to you or Gannett.
OMG, stop the dramatics. The only thing the company did was try to flex employee power to help victims of a devastating tornado.Making it into a Gannett employee pity party is pathetic.
What's amazing about our new communications team is that they are desperate to brand everything they do with the "first time" label. This is absolutely not the first time that Gannett has tried to marshal the entire company and all of its employees in support of disaster relief efforts. I'm surprised that Gracia lets her PR people get away with it - she is normally the first to remind people of what the company has done in the past.
I don't begrudge Gannett for urging people to help the Red Cross, but did they offer to match employee contributions or help in some other way? What's their contribution?
Contribution???!!! Ya gotta be kiddin' me. Just more and more work and more and more crap.
Sure nobody wants to be reminded that Gannett has destroyed peoples careers the last four years.
Oh for crying out loud and for the umpteenth time, grow up.
You wouldn't be saying that if you were unemployed and losing your home. Wake up! No one (even you) have immunity from the Gannett hatchet.
You destroyed your own careers by being talentless, skillless, and driveless.
Wrong Gannett couldn't recognize talent if it bit them in the buttock.
Nothing Gannett did in letting people go had anything to do with the quality of the employees. They didn't evaluate who had talent or was the best worker they just cut for cuttings sake. anyone who says otherwise has been living under a rock the last few years.
You know what's the worse thing about Gannett? Complainers like you.What a bunch of chronic malcontents. The company would be better without you.
Given the enormous number of departures of Gannett staff (voluntary, retirement and otherwise), what impact have we seen within a reduction of force with the HR staffing? Less staff = less to do = no management development = no training = who and what is happening with HR?
I am positive the company would be better off without 4:54.
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8:13 No that would be terrible the only silver lining would be if you lost your job and were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
This reminds me of the $2 Chili in Shreveport... Ha!
From today's "May on the Road" e-mail.USCP completed the two-and-a-half-year rollout of its five Design Studios in Asbury Park, Des Moines, Louisville, Nashville and Phoenix. The studios, created to enhance the quality of newspaper designs and the sharing of content, produce nearly 27,000 pages per week.One question ... what was the cost of creating the design studios and its annual employee cost compared to the cost of the local designers and copy editors who got bounced? Just wondering because we all know that at Gannett, it's not about design quality. It's about $$$.
Now that Gannett is folding its community weeklies, including those produced at the Asbury Park design (duh-sign???)studio, how many people will be let go from the production facilities?After all, it's fewer profits, fewer pages, fewer people!!!!!!!!!There was a small party in Asbury Park celebrating the center's second anniversary. I wonder how many people who were canned because of the studio were invited to the party!!!!!!!!!
Three cheers for USA Today's For the Win sports platform. It's pretty cool!!!!1
Three cheers for no advertising support. Again.
Whenever there is a disaster or event such as the Boston Bombing and Newtown School shooting everyone reaches for their wallets and gets all sanctimonious but the role of the press should be to detail where those monies wind up. I covered two natural disasters during my reporting career and found that for the most part people settle with their insurance companies, rebuild and move on. And the Red Cross etc. leave the area and take the money with them.
How sad. This is the kind of pessimist that gives committed, talented journalists a bad name. I'm ashamed to call you a colleague.
6:27 has a valid point. The Red Cross had to change its policies after 9-11. They took a large portion of the contributions and put it into an investment fund for future disasters. Once this became public knowledge, they had to change the way they do business - contributions to help a particular disaster now have to be distributed as intended.A past CEO of the Red Cross made $1 million a year, plus generous benefits and bonuses. The new CEO, installed a few years back, has capped her salary at $500,000.
You're 2-3 weeks late. Michael Hiestand, Mike Lopresti and Jon Saraceno all accepted buyouts from USA Today earlier this month.
http://m.seekingalpha.com/article/1454671Buy, buy, buy!!!!
Hearing rumblings about layoffs at USA TODAY Sports. Anybody know if it's true? Seems like odd timing considering USAT Sports is still hiring and launching new products like For The Win.
ABC’s ‘This Week’ Moving Out of the Newseum, Al Jazeera America Moving In:http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/abcs-this-week-moving-out-of-the-newseum-al-jazeera-america-moving-in_b180253#disqus_thread
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
The press at the Pensacola News Journal is being dismantled for salvage. The east end of the building is closed off to employees until the job is finished. There hasn't been a good newspaper printed for the PNJ since June 2009 when the PNJ stopped printing in-house.
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