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Birmingham's turn

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Buyouts in Birmingham

    Hastily put together meetings -- two today -- at the News. They've offered buyouts to everyone 55 and older, affecting 80-something building wide and 30-something in editorial. Up to a year's pay, undetermined medical and won't affect their pension, whatever that means. Might affect two people in sports, if they take it.
    They aren't looking to cut a specific number and claim they won't cut further, thanks to the Newhouse pledge that assures the non-union folks won't have their job cuts.
    But another paper bites the bullet.
  2. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    So, you're saying there's panic on the streets of Birmingham. (My undying admiration to anybody who can continue this thread with similar musical references.)
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    How will these people be able to afford payments on their three-room house with a pepper tree?

    As a subscriber, I could tell this was coming, but it still sucks ass.
  4. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    I suppose this industry will never be sane again.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'll cut to the chase ....

  6. jobless journo

    jobless journo New Member

    Burn down the disco before you start hanging the f--king DJ, because he says nothing to me about me life...
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  9. Could life ever be sane again?
  10. "Hopes may rise on the Grasmere
    But Honey Pie, you're not safe here
    So you run down
    To the safety of the town"

    That's all from me.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Gory details encased herein.


    So long town, they're heading for Oblivion Junction now.
  12. It's a town full of losers, and they're pullin' outta here to win.

    Because the times, they are a changin'

    But you'll never, never break my spirit.
    I'm free!!
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