Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Better and Better!

Ohh...this wonderfully crappy day just got BETTER!

My company has announced MORE layoffs. Remember they just announced wage freezes? And in July they laid off 2% of our staff. "Voluntary separation" they call it. The newsroom wasn't eligible for the last round of "voluntary separations," but I would have taken it if offered.

Voluntary sounds like a disease, doesn't it? What a wonderfully politically correct way to say "YOU'RE FIRED!"

I'm applying for it.


Jenn said...

You are right it does kind of sound like that ! I hope everything works out for you ,how you want them to.

Jim Thomsen said...

I salute you. You've put up with more shit, and for a lot longer, than I ever would. We're not QUITE at that point at my paper, but we did have our travel and training budget eliminated ... and we WERE asked to start making double-sided copies from now on.

But good news just today: We gave our two-year notice to the Associated Press. We're dumping their sorry, lazy, worthless asses. AP is easily the worst value for the diminishing dollar in any modern newsroom budget.

Anonymous said...

I hope you get an awesome package.