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Ah yes, let's reflect on those good ol Gannett core values. When I read them, I'm so happy that I'm always within reach of a bucket to vomit. Here's what they really mean. Happy reading kids!Community: We’re better when there are fewer of us together.Integrity: Do the right thing, unless the wrong thing helps your bottomline.Innovative: Be sort of bold. Take only calculated risks that are very safe and incremental.Commitment: Have courage. Do what must be done even if it means producing shitty products.Results driven: Be accountable only to your stockholders. Deliver as much value to them as possible.Flexible: Adapt to the way the wind blows. You can always move forward by going backwards.Inclusive: Respect the big shiny and reflect the community of 11th floor crystal palace dwellers.
Enron, Lehman, Cendant, Worldcom... Hello Gannett, get ready for the reputation that will be yours
Community: We hope the community is too stupid to realize they're paying more for less.Integrity: We demand it from our front line employees while our executives have the morals of a pirate.Innovative: We will begrudgingly spend the money to buy new equipment which barely does the job.Commitment: Anyone who works here should be commited.Results Driven: Management will exploit caring consciousness employees who care about their work and professionalism with callous comments, bad reviews and not even as much as a thank you.Flexible: We're still throwing crap against the wall to see what sticks. Inclusive: Hey, people of color, see how well we treat workers over 40? We love doing the bare minimum.Now repeat the new company mantra: You're lucky to have a job, more with less, more money for Gracia and Dickey!
Who is responsible for writing up this values BS? What a piece of crap.
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