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CNHI... Is this the week we hear?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Colton, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Waiting for what's coming our way in the fourth quarter.

    Whatiyathink? ??? ??? ???

    I'm guessing more of the same.
  2. Kato

    Kato Active Member

    FWIW, we were told a few weeks ago that there (most likely) would be no furloughs in the fourth quarter.
  3. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    We were told this in June. And I haven't heard anything from the higher-ups. Then again, they don't tell us sports people anything at our place.
  4. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Wenders, couldn't agree more. I do believe if it's gonna hit us in the fourth quarter, they'll drop the hammer by the end of this week. Hang in there... what choice do we have, eh?
  5. SouthernStyle

    SouthernStyle Member

    I was told by a very reliable source that the higher-ups in Birmingham have already made the decision. There will not be fourth-quarter furloughs.

    Things that have been done at several CNHI shops that I'm familiar with indicate this information is true. I know of at least three CNHI newsrooms that recently got new computers and there's one that's making major technological upgrades in its pressroom.

    If the recession isn't over, then it's coming to an end. Most daily newspapers in my segment of the world are starting to see a slight difference financially. And with all the cuts that were made at CNHI, this company should be in better shape than most chains heading into the fourth quarter.
  6. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    SS, we've gotten some upgrades as well. We just got a new server (which was on a HAVE TO basis because the hard drive died when they were taking it out to put the new on in. It was very obviously on its last legs of life.) and they're saying the designers are going to get new computers.
  7. Just spoke to a press guy tonight, our paper is getting a direct to plate system, which is odd because we've had pay freezes for almost two years and two furloughs. I'm all for improved technology, but we George the I Era macs and everybody has had ostensibly a 10% or so pay cut. What better way to right everything, let's go direct to plate.
  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Pretty sure you can cut a few composing people by doing that, can't you?
  9. SouthernStyle

    SouthernStyle Member

  10. Pretty sure you can cut a few composing people by doing that, can't you?

    That'll be a fun battle. The press guys are union.
  11. doggieseatdoggies

    doggieseatdoggies New Member

    I'm having a hard time swallowing this. A positive-leaning thread on CNHI?

    Here's what you do to find out:
    Check the refreshments tab in the CNHI suite at Bryant-Denny Stadium over the weekend. If it's just semi-lavish, furlough extensions. If it's outrageously lavish, no furloughs.
  12. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Doggies: Haven't seen anything positive here at my shop yet... though I guess they haven't taken anymore money out our pockets (yet) is not a bad thing.

    Crossing my fingers about the fourth quarter.
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