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This comment is directed at last week's general stuff. Specifically, it is directed to the conversation regarding the Asian ads on the right side.I call BS on Jim who agrees with other posters that the ads are there because you somehow surfed for this stuff. BS.I have never surfed for this stuff. In addition, I use InPrivate browsing with a few other things when I go here on my work computer. Even with all that I have seen the ads, commented on them and been told I must have been surfing there.BS!
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It true 2:19 I browe baseball bat for my son quests wha ads for bat son this blog
Me too 2:19!
The Newseum Institute? With Paulson fleeing to academia and most of the Nashville staff laid off, here's how they consolidate the rest. From last week: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/newseum-institute-launched-213245001.html
A geek note... 2:19, if you are getting those ads on your work computer they could be showing up on your PC even if you have never surfed for sketchy stuff yourself. That's due to the fact that someone else in your work group has probably surfed for that content. The way networked firewalls work generally is to "show" the IP address of all computers which go through the firewall to the receiving site as the same IP address. In other words, if you are on a network of 100 computers at work, they will all show the same address to websites on the outside and every individual computer will be tagged as such in logfiles. If a website out there has targeted your network as having an interest in a "bad" site, anyone accessing anything from behind the firewall will be assumed to have that interest because the receiving website doesn't know which PC in the network actually hit the site. But your system admin knows, it should be noted...
i have heard through a reliable source that corporate has started snooping on internet looking for porn surfing
Even if true is your complaint that your right to search for porn during your working hours is being violated? This may be a new low! "Gannett is a terrible employer because I can't surf for poem while at work!!!"
"I think I shall never see, a porn as lovely as a tree."
How is it "snooping" on the use of your own property? It's not the porn that's the issue; it's the fact that one is not working. That's the point of a job, right? Work? Not search for porn which anyone can do off-work from home?Pains me to side with Gannett on this one, a company that royally screwed (a pun!) me over with its kicking anyone over 50 to the curb like a, well, used condom — but in this case it's a legit concern they have.Kind of related: at my site they found an employee was sending sexually explicit e-mails to his coworkers over our intranet. And not just once, but a whole succession of them. Boom! Instant Out The Door. And, get this, a 20-something to boot! That age bracket alone is one for the books!
IT use to run software to detect internet activity that HR monitored. even caught some folks on night shift. then like everything else, budget cuts eliminated the use of this software, so have at it, search whatever you want. OH but don't worry reporters were exempt because they need to do research and can view whatever they feel like views without consquences.
Can someone bring it to Florida Todays attention that the newsracks and store racks are not being filled properly ,they either have the day befores paper still in rack , or none at all, or 2 papers for my convience store at the start of the day (7:00) for the wholeday. What is there problem? They are putting themselves out of bussiness. you can't buy a paper if you wanted to!!!!
"Your store"? That you won or that you shop at?Either way YOU should call Florida Today and ask for circulation. I don't have the number off hand and it wouldn't be wise to put it on here anyway.For your info...newsracks are filled by home delivery people whose first priority is their home stops. One of FT's brilliant ideas. As for stores...Draws for Florida Today are done away from the building...(another FT and/or Gannett's brilliant ideas) and they don't have any idea of what goes on in the county. carriers have tried to get changes for certain stores, like yours not getting enough papers and it falls on deaf ears."Putting themselves out of business"...seems exactly what they want to do. They turn their backs on long time, loyal customers, then blame everything and everybody but themselves. Again...it would be better if YOU called and complained.
Ooops...should be "...that you own", not "won".
I took the Gannett early retirement offer in April, 2012. While discussing the offer with Human Resources I was told that after my severance period was up I would be eligible to work for my former employer on a freelance basis. My severance period ended and I contacted my ex-boss about some freelance work. He said he'd have to check with his higher-ups. I never heard back, but other sources tell me corporate has nixed using any retirees has freelancers because our jobs were supposedly eliminated. Did anyone else encounter this? I'd be shocked to find out I had been lied to -- er, misinformed -- by such an ethical company
10:17 here ... as freelancers ...
The "voluntary Early Retirement Opportunity Program (EROP)" offer that I accepted in 2008 was explicit in writing in my documents packet that I could not work for the company again. I did not have a severance period. I was severed as of a certain date, period, end of story. It should all be in writing. Unless you are not talking about an EROP.
Gannett did follow through smoothly and without a hitch on all that was outlined in my EROP, including lump sum pension payout and health care.
In regards to position elimination for those who took the EROP, that is not true. Technically those positions could be filled the day the person walked out the door, but most likely wouldn't until the end of the EROP period.That said, I can recall only one of those positions being filled. There were some shuffling of chairs, changing responsibilities for those left behind (IT staff merged into South group being one).For those people who were laid off (RIF'ed) the situation was/is different. For legal reasons those positions could not be filled, although I have seen that happen. At least one was filled without any noticeable change in title or responsibilities, and many by changing the title alone.The one with all the toys makes the rules!
Congrats, 10:48. I had a nightmare with insurance transition
At the Asbury Park Press and its 3 satellite papers, beginning around the end of April, editors began hiring as freelancers several former employees who had taken the 2012 buyout.There are two I know personally, one of whom writes a number of features on a variety of subjects. In fact, editors were told we had to "hold off" hiring these former Gannetteers until their 1-year anniversary of "retiring" had passed.I have no idea what it's like outside of New Jersey, though.
“It’s a country show, shit happens,” said a man whose friend was involved in a fight shortly after Currington’s set ended. http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20130629/OSH0101/306290260/-1/7daysarchives/A-few-fights-underage-drinkers-mark-typical-party-night-Country-USASo that language is now acceptable in Gannett newspapers?
Ah, Wisconsin: “I’ll give you $100 to Taze me,” the man tells Schoonover and Craft.
Is it Morsi or Morsy? I've seen it both ways on various media sites today. CNN has it one way. USA Today has it another. Would like to think USA Today has it right, especially with CNN's reputation being what it is, but USAT isn't much better these days with all the errors and other assorted silliness.
Apparently CNN is the only one spelling it with a Y
They're roughly equivalent transliterations, so why is there a "right" one?
USAT is the authoritative voice of journalism. If they wrote it, it's truth! Hee-hee!Signed,Rudd Davis
USAT speaks truth to powder. ;)
Hearing rumblings about more "right-sizing" coming, maybe as early as next week. Anybody else?
Will they include cutting managing editor positions at papers under 25-30K?No need for EEs and MEs at tiny papers.
This type of post is always worthless. Someone comes in, claims to have heard a rumor of cuts, doesn't say where it came from or anything remotely specific, and tries to stir up shit.
Yes false rumors because Gannett wouldn't make any more cuts. Just like false rumors of the past. Oh wait, those weren't false rumors they have made cuts going back to 2005. I don't know if 12:05 is right but it wouldn't shock me.
Better brush up on those reading skills, 1:53. Can you find the word false in that earlier post? Gee, I can't.Also, good to see you think 12:05 might be right. Better brush up on those writing skills, too.Let's see -- a bitter ex-employee with poor reading and writing skills. Were you in the first wave of layoffs?
One thing's for sure: it will be impossible for Gannett to beat Q3 and Q4 2012 numbers this year, because there will be no Olympic and political ad money coming in. At least big businesses got a one-year stay of execution on ObamaScare.
2:04 No I wasn't in the layoffs. I am making more money than ever at Gannett. You're the one that claimed 12:05 was just trying to stir up shit. They accomplished that when you showed up. My writing skills have been good enough to be hired by and work for Gannett. I have worked for them for almost ten years. It was never brought up on my performance review. In fact I always get outstanding reviews. How about you?
Tell you what, 3:52. You post your reviews, with a name, and then I'll respond to your request.
No, 6:35. I don't make deals with anonymous people I don't know.
So why should we believe what you have to say? You are also anonymous.
You don't need to believe me. I can't help it if you are a cynic.
Just cynical of people here who make the same claims over and over but never back them up with evidence.
Or under the radar cuts.Remember Jim's info about the Des Moines Reg. 1,000 employees in 2008 and now 500, and most done silenty. Of course the Des Moines folks could have posted to let everyone know what was happening, but didn't.
Uh, no, more likely, it simply reflects the creation of GPS.
Of course, you could be wrong about what happened, as you almost always are.
You cannot keep expenses at even an inflationary pace when revenue is declining. Right sizing in this industry is all around you. Why would Gannett be any different?
Revenue is declining. Not as fast as it has been. Gannett is not like other companies so why do some on here keep comparing Gannett to others in the industry. Who are you comparing them to in the industry?
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