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Lead story on the math-challenged tallahassee.com:"All 17 Tallahassee runners confirmed safe after Boston Marathon blasts"In the right-hand column list of stories:"Update: All 18 Tallahassee Boston Marathon entrants accounted for" Apr 15, 2013
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First, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston, the runners and their families at the Boston marathon.Now a little venting; it has come to my attention that managers at a certain property manage through emails and not face to face contact with their team, especially when discussing performance issues. This a manager does not make. There would not be a performance issue if there was a real manager on hand. And shame on you directors who allow this type of management to exist. Is this a new wave of managing skills?
I hear this manager has just been promoted
Or latest manager here in Phoenix lives behind his computer screen, rarely comes out from behind glass, and only to pass through all he controls. A true Gannett bean counter. I would say something is up. More down-sizing, pay cuts, etc. The only ones having fun at Gannett are the bean counters. Nirvana!
I see Shreveport is looking for a publisher. Has Hanisee left?
Publishers need to like all people and Hanisee fails bad in this category.
I'm a former employee and I'm not a fan of Hanisee.
Let's just say if you want your advertising rates approved you better not disagree with anything Hanisee says. If you fall to her "list" you can go ahead and resign. She manages with fear.
She doesn't have many fans.
There is lull in posts recently. I guess everyone is bracing for next week's, terrible no doubt, financial reports to come available.This quarterly stress test has to be very nerve racking.Once again, will layoffs be announced?After all, how many quarters of year to year losses on the publishing side can accrue without severe cost cutting?This will be 17 quarters in succession. I could be off slightly, however, not by many.
I guess that is one way of looking at it. A repetitive and paranoid way, but one way.There is a lull because the blog is dying. Jim has to wipe out swaths of posts frequently. You and the 2-3 others who post the same things have not picked up the slack.
So 7:32 will you come back and admit you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about and you are a hater that prays that your company will fail, when a good earnings report comes out?
No idea... Is it not true that the print side has been on a downward revenue spiral for more than 4 years? Are the newspapers now filled with paid ads? Have the filler ads been put back in memory because there is no space available on pages. Has any site reported that the cut staff of designers can no longer keep up with the demand for well designed ads?Is the answer yes to any of these?Downward revenue is a reality, people would be in denial to think otherwise.
Despite 8:33's evident arrogance, quite derisive in his/her conclusions rather than providing us unwashed with any factual insight, I was just having a conversation relating directly to 7:32's original concern. I no longer work for Gannett, thank God, but I still have close personal friendships with former coworkers. Both they and I make it a point to stay in touch. You know, like human beings. The speculative conversation today was indeed about quarterly financial reports. Why shouldn't it be? How many healthy companies have the above-said unwashed worrying every quarter?
9:30, the facts are just what I said. Jim has to keep wiping out swaths of useless posts. The few people posting the same gloom and doom material have not been able to offset those losses.Please let us know what evidence you have to refute those claims. Just saying: "The company is awful! I talked with someone else, and that person AGREES!" is not really offering evidence.
9:30 here. That's not what I said nor would I be so naive as to think agreement were to comprise "evidence." My point was to cite the prevalence of sincere concern among employees (several of whom I spoke with, not just "one") who ordinarily wouldn't follow quarterly reports, or hadn't in years past, and that such is a symptom of a company still in trouble.
In other words: "The company is awful! I talked with someone else, and that person AGREES!"Then you just repeated that. Looks like you have nothing else to offer.
Hear that something is in the works that will impact former employees who continue to freelance for Gannett. Anyone have a clue what could be in the works. Our paper depends on several ex-employees. Now who will pick up that slack?
Any news about GPS Minneapolis?
Yes, It's about HISTORY....sorry
Gannett paywall a joke, easy to get around it.Probably not news to anyone here (I have no connectionwith Gannett) just saying their paywall has a hugehole in it (same with the New York Times). I refuseto pay for either publisher online.
Day 2 of editors in Appleton hidden away in the Paper Valley Hotel learning something new from a Gannett upper echelon person. What could it be?
Manager and Supervisor training or no raises again this year. By the way, you need to work more and faster.
Hey, what's up in Appleton with this 2 day meeting of editors and a higher up from Gannett? They're all safely hidden away at the local hotel that the visiting NFL teams stay at.
They probably want the Post-Crescent to post more crappy videos. Fifteen a day is not enough.
Fifteen a day seems like a lowball number. I look at that website and all I can see on the homepage are lists of videos. So I move on to another site that actually posts stories.
8:32 agree about Hanisee ...she's awful.
Jim says: "Proceed with caution; this is a free-for-all comment zone. I try to correct or clarify incorrect information. But I can't catch everything. Please keep your posts focused on Gannett and media-related subjects. Note that I occasionally review comments in advance, to reject inappropriate ones. And I ignore hostile posters, and recommend you do, too."
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