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Dips*** publisher asks reporters to die so paper's pension can profit

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TigerVols, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    A new low in journalism has been reached in Orange County.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    So that's why the company health plan now offers a smoker's discount.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Up next: "May we have your first-born son for desk duties at age 11?"
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "Child labor laws prevent us from paying him, but we'll give him a slice of pizza for his time."
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Oh, well, I'm sure it's not the first time the thought has crossed someone's mind.
  6. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    You guys have never heard of "janitor's insurance" or "dead peasants insurance"?
  7. joe

    joe Active Member

    It's a Morris paper. Whadda ya expect?
  8. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Wait, they have pensions? All we gots is a 401k and a promise that they might match again, someday, in the far distant future.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Most places have pensions from a quarter-century ago, before 401(k)s became standard.

    My former shop replaced its pension with an ESOP and 401(k) match around 1990 or 1991, but because I joined there in 1986, Tribune will pay me $760/month for life beginning in 2026. Anybody who joined Tribune after 1991 or so will have no pension.

    There are still thousands of former (and soon-to-be-former) employees who are counting on those pensions, so it's no surprise a company would try to ensure that it's funded without having to dip into the regular corporate till.
  10. Rudy Petross

    Rudy Petross Member

    As someone who will be getting $22 a month from this pension plan I invite all my coworkers to start taking up Bungee jumping and parachuting. Or just cover the Sochi Olympics.
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