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bad news in ft. worth

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HoopsMcCann, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    20 layoffs on thursday in a surprise "management restructuring"

    all 20 dictated by hr, surprise to the people in the newsroom

    at least three in the newsroom -- 1 in sports, 1 in photo and 1 in news

    also the vp for marketing

    great fuckin' business
  2. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    HR probably had a helluva time coming up with this "surprise." They were probably plucking names out of a hat.
  3. Requisite Tell the steel workers that, you bunch of candy asses. post.
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    word is now that 8 of 15 that have been told so far have been in the newsroom
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why would HR dictate who gets laid off?
  6. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    payscale. not performance based, based solely on payscale (recent promotions, etc. get the ax), so says my folks in ftw
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sorry. Didn't realize the answer would be so sensible. ::)
  8. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    I see a few age discrimination lawsuits coming if that's the criteria, especially if the vacated slots get filled down the road by cheaper (re younger) hires ...
  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Toronto Star also made 160 cuts, including its entire Internet crew:

  10. lono

    lono Active Member

    I thought the Internets were the future?
  11. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    They are.

    Apparently, just not in Toronto.

    That had to be a shitty way to lose your job. Not just a few cuts, but everyone.
  12. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    Who got cut in sports?
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