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Buyouts offered at the PD, Akron Beacon Journal

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    One-third of employees at The PD offered a buyout, ABJ looking to reduce staff by 20:

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If too many people take it, maybe they can call in help some of the scabs from Ann Arbor who helped them try and bust the strike at the Youngstown Vindicator. that is, unless they only help fill union jobs.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Definitely not good for those involved. Or Ace.
  4. damn, more cuts in akron?
  5. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Heard the ABJ's lead columnist could be on the list again... first, Tom Reed. Now... well, this sucks.
  6. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    These are strange days we live in
    The nights get even worse
    The poets died at midnight--
    in a New York City hearse...
    And the news must make you crazy
    It has for so long
    And the streets are full of fear tonight--
    and coming on strong...

    You know, they're holed-up in Atlanta
    broke down in L.A.
    They went and sold out Detroit--
    They put half the town away...
    From the West Texas border
    to the Carolina shore
    You can see it in the faces--
    There's gotta be something more...

    Take the time to love someone
    Take the time to make amends
    Take the time to make a stand
    Take the time for your friends
    'Cause you can't roll your own forever
    and somewhere, down the line--
    you're gonna see that's all they give you
    so you might as well take the time...

    You know, they're laid off in Ohio
    The Heartland's under strain
    They're running scared in FLA--
    and hiding out in Maine...
    The sons of true believers
    and the daughters of dreams
    It can shake you when you find out--
    it ain't just what it seems...

    Now is the hour
    Tomorrow might be too late
    You gotta grab the moment--
    You just can't hesitate...
    And you know that it's the children
    gonna pay for it all
    And, like the man said--
    "A hard rain's gonna fall"...
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sez you. I'm itching to become a scab.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You wouldn't make it in the front door. You'd realize your dream and vaporlock.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If an NBC intern can stay on the job after an unfortunate public bowel movement, so can I, dammit!
  10. Was it Kenny?
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Are you good enough to get a severance check from the Plain Dealer?
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Wasn't it the Plain Dealer that sent nobody to staff the Olympics. I guess that was a good decision. Can't justify it if you are laying everyone off.
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