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This is a joke. How about thinking to include a profit and loss sheet? And, is there any original journalism being produced? http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2013/08/20/small-independent-hyperlocal-news-websites/2676515/
What "weather situation"? Can anyone explain why the benefits center's call-in lines aren't fully functioning? The phone prompt pretty much starts up with "due to a weather situation" call waiting times will be long. I went thru the prompt process and at the end was cut off.
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I heard layoffs are taking place now in Asheville ... newsroom
Our benefits call center is in Manila. Severe flooding there as you know. www.manilatimes.net/food-drinking-water-scarce/31995/Our thoughts are with the folks getting their walking papers. Good luck with the paperwork maze. Beyond that, kick back, rest up, move on. You'll be OK - or even better than ever!
Asheville, NC, has laid off 6 newsroom employees, including Best of Gannett award-winning columnist and author Susan Reinhardt and Ashvegas.com publisher and business writer Jason Sandford, each with 25+ years at the Citizen-Times. They are now publishing with what is essentially a skeleton staff, especially in Sports.
Thank you, and I have now added those numbers to Asheville on the list.
The Asheville layoffs made the local TV news. The station tried to get comment from the Citizen-Times' publisher ... a position now based in Greenville.A former Citizen-Times writer who's now working in healthcare blogs that with these layoffs, "you'll find less news in our local paper."
Do you think the nation will stop buying USAT when the cover price officially increases to $2.00 at the end of next month? All the other publications seem to be increasing in cover price. I don't suppose Mother Gannett can pu it off any longer since she has practically exhausted the company employment pool through layoffs.
Survivor guilt is a real thing, especially among leadership who have to toe the line or .. So, why are many publishers in rotation? Think about it. Here is a number you need to get to. Stay and eliminate enough people to offset your salary or reduce the number of people let go and leave yourself. You know they'll hire a new pub, making 30-40 less than you. Anyone think the new pubs are making what the ones just before them are? It adds up. Restructure, refine, reduce total payroll. Hold it together for another year. Want that job?
Gannett sucks. Its executives are horrible human beings.
No, they are perfectly ordinary human beings struggling to keep the lights on as the industry implodes all around them.
Shreveport editor told us in staff meeting today she resigned. I'm right behind her because this place has gone to hell. The room will not be the same and I'm not waiting around to see what happens. What next Judi?
How many of these apply to your Gannett newsroom editor?http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130821063221-64875646-top-10-tell-tale-signs-of-a-bad-boss?trk=tod-home-art-large_0If yours gets 5 or more, expect them to move up the chain.
WTH? Corporatiom? It’s used in the Nashville story a couple of times. Is it some made up word? Something off someone’s Vision Board? That word doesn’t show up in any of my dictionaries. It also doesn’t return hits in a DuckDuckGo search. (Who, besides the NSA, uses Google anymore?)
Anyone have the initials of the Asheville newsroom employees laid off?
Susan Reinhardt, Best of Gannett columnistJason Sandford, web page creator/editor of Ashvegas.com and reporterJohn Fletcher, photogThomas Fraser, night editorRob Mikulak, chief copy editorJamie McKee, online editor
I've meaning to ask for some time.Jim,What's with the baby picture that you have on your post?
You're the first to ask, although I've been using it nearly a year, I think. Just a personal choice. I was six when that was taken -- 50 years ago.
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