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Can Gannett sink any lower?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    A sales rep for Gannett Local in Phoenix was fired for missing sales goals after taking sick and personal days for testing in preparation to donate her kidney to a stranger.

    You'd think Gannett could have used this situation to foster goodwill in the community.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Her bad. If she had been donating it to Craig Dubow, maybe she would have kept her job.
  3. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    The answer to this question for any newspaper company is always yes.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    She should have used her furlough days.
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The Phoenix NBC affiliate is reporting she totally understands the decision and has no complaints about her treatment.

    Anyone care to guess who owns the NBC affiliate?
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Usually, when people are laid off they have no complaints because the workplace threatens to take away their severance package or whatever.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The link to the video didn't work on my machine. But reading the story, the woman who is to receive the kidney had a foreign-sounding name.

    They could have kept the woman, done the story, and had the story mainstreamed! They could have killed two birds with one stone.

    But nope. They've got to act like typical corporate jackasses. And the end of the story just tops itself. The station calls for comment, and gets an automated response to be routed to the "appropriate department."

    Yep, way to be hyperlocal there, Gannett.
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    When you're terminated, not laid off, you usually don't get a severance package. If this woman doesn't pursue some form of lawsuit she needs a brain transplant more than a liver.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    She should have donated her soul to Craig Dubow.
  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    She's better off now than she was a week ago. She doesn't have to work for Gannett anymore, and somebody will hire her sooner rather than later. At least that's what I'd like to think.
  11. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Gannett is the demon seed. It was before and will be after this story.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    No good deed goes unpunished .... by Gannett!
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