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Buyouts Could Deplete Talent - gosh, ya think?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by txsportsscribe, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

  2. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Since when did Captain Obvious get a job publishing the WaPo?
  3. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    In other fascinating news ...

    - Furloughs Could Diminish Morale
    - Cutting the Size of Paper Could Hurt Sales
    - Outsourcing Copy Editing Could Make Deadlines Insanely Early
    - CEOs Who Take 7-Figure Bonuses While Forcing Their Employees to Take Furloughs Could Be Chased Into the Bell Tower by an Angry, Pitchfork-Wielding Mob
  4. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I read that, and, once again, the thing that bothers me most -- even as many times as we may see it -- is the admitted targeting of only people of a certain, specific age.

    It's one thing for us, or anybody, to speculate about/discuss who gets cut, and for what reasons we think it is happening, or may happen.

    It's quite another thing to know, for sure -- and beforehand -- that you are the target, for a reason that has nothing to do with performance or merit, that cannot possibly be helped, changed or negotiated, and that everyone will reach at some point, someday.

    It's like turning everyone's career into something akin to Logan's Run. It's also wrong.

    And no, I'm not 50...yet.
  5. ZummoSports

    ZummoSports Member

    She must have gotten a visit from Marley and the three spirits last night.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Turning to our next story, My Cat's Breath Smells Like Cat Food.
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Spinning Newspaper Injures Printer
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    See, I might simply be stupid or naive, but I still think somebody in the right circumstance is going to sue for age discrimination even in the midst of all this and maybe win.

    Just because times are horrible doesn't mean, I don't think, that they can simply lop off all of their oldest workers to start. But I might be wrong.
  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I love Google. And I now don't think it's a dumb question at all:

  10. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Can you send some art with that? Thanks in advance ...
  11. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    This just in: Plants without nourishment die. The graphic film, at 11.
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member



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