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Bad day ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ColbertNation, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Granted, not as bad as some others that have been posted on this bored recently, but still not great. We had a staff meeting today and were informed of a wage freeze ("until the economy improves" -- how vague is that timetable?) and a reduction in mileage reimbursement. They also did some layoffs/restructuring outside of the newsroom. Supposedly, we're safe for now.
    The publisher did give us a pep talk at the end of the meeting, telling us to "Buck up." Somehow, I was less than inspired.
  2. Babs

    Babs Member

    Wage freezes are happening in a lot of industries. If we have deflation, you'll come out ahead, oddly.
  3. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Our mileage has dropped like a rock with gas prices. Funny how it never seemed to rise nearly as fast, when it actually did.
  4. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    The mileage drop marks the second time in three weeks that the company has reneged on points that were agreed upon in our most recent contract. I'm not holding my breath waiting for them to give back any of the concessions we made.
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    So...if there's a contract, why aren't the details of said contract being enforced?
  6. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    That is an excellent question. I wish I had an answer. Bottom line is that our guild is basically defunct and a guild in name only.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So you pay dues to the guild and they do nothing for you?
    I'd be bitching more about that than a wage freeze or mileage reduction.
  8. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    I'll take a wage freeze over a layoff any day of the week---layoffs have a penchant for freezing wages in the worst kind of way.
  9. As far as the reduction in mileage reimbursement: Let me guess, it wasn't very good to begin with?
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Get used to it, kid.
  11. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Oh, I know.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yup. And even a closure.
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