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Two jobs eliminated in Shreveport today: 1 in advertising/online and 1 in business office.
I understand other advertising /online reps have been eliminated in other Gannett markets as well. What does this say about the future of newspapers and digital?
In the world of Gannett, I don't think it means anything to digital. This company fires people all the time, regardless of their worth to vital operations.
I've added those two Shreveport jobs to this spreadsheet, which is tracking site-by-site job cuts during October and November (and December, if necessary).
Ad one more to Shreveport A.S. in advertising
Any retires out there know what the cost of the health insurance for 2014 will be for the retired employee only?
If you go on the Gannett benefits site and go to the enrollment process it will show you. I saw mine just for myself it was $444.00 with a $1500 dollar deductable!
I recently received a packet on the new health plan which said that retirees will be notified by mail by mid-November on premiums.
So did I but it will show you on the website what your Jan 2014 payment will be if you go through the enrollment process. You can go through it and not enroll to see your new premium
If you are not yet retired but want to see the options, you cannot view retiree benefits until open enrollment closes. Go figure! So benefits are $440 for the employee only benefit?
Yes for employee only retired it is $444.00. That is what it shows for me. I wonder if that is standard for all retirees.
Have to wonder ehat the Gsnnett directive is now for cutting employees by year end. And howmmich management bonuses are contingent on cost containment.
Do you think they'll cut people before the end of the year or after? There have been a lot of management meetings with the doors closed lately.
All cuts will be made before the end of the year so that they can start the new year fresh.
Still really no broadcasters out there commenting. Are there layoffs occurring on that side of the business? Many closed door meetings there?
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When I retired I was told my health plan ends.
if you are Medicare eligible it does.
And that's a good thing! If one retires from Gannett, what are the benefits over just calling it quits?
Gannett likes to preach "diversity" yet practices rampant sexism. The News-Press in Fort Myers had a story about a man being charged with giving HIV to two women. WTSP.com in Tampa Bay picked it up and added a clickbait photo of ... wait for it ... "Cheerleaders in Pink!" This also shows Gannett has a fetish for nearly naked women.Remember that the next time someone is arrested on rape or domestic violence charges.
For a 1:22 video, she sure didn't seem speechless. I've seen worse.
I'm used to a whole lot better
USA TODAY has entered into a content partnership with Lady Gaga. The transformation is complete.
Lay offs in Cincinnati will occur usually between Dec 21-25. they always lay off before the holidays....Merry XMAS. Thanks for your 20 years, now get out but please don't cancel your home delivery of the paper.
I hear in Jackson MS they get rid of you then beg you to come back. This practice is happening all to often lately.
If layoffs do happen in Cincy, any ideas where the ax might fall?
It won't let me reply to 3:27 with the comment so I will post here: What are the initials of the people let go? Curious if they were people I know because few if any are left of my years there. In the spirit of the season (a little early) ... You're a mean one, Mr. Gannett!
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