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laid off workers strike back

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by txsportsscribe, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    newspaper execs here should be glad they're in the good ol' usa


    CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers

    Corporate India is in shock after a mob of sacked workers bludgeoned to death the chief executive who had dismissed them from a factory in a suburb of Delhi. Lalit Kishore Choudhary, 47, the head of the Indian operations of Graziano Transmissioni, an Italian-headquartered manufacturer of car parts, died of severe head wounds on Monday afternoon after being attacked by scores of laid-off employees, police said. The incident, in Greater Noida, just outside the Indian capital, followed a long-running dispute between the factory's management and workers who had demanded better pay and permanent contracts.

    According to reports, Choudhary had summoned about 100 workers to discuss a possible reinstatement. A police spokesman said: "Only a few people were called inside. About 150 people were waiting outside when they heard someone from inside shout for help. They rushed in and the two sides clashed. The company staff were heavily outnumbered."

    Other executives said they were lucky to escape with their lives. "I just locked my room's door from inside and prayed they would not break in. See, my hands are trembling even three hours later," an Italian consultant, Forettii Gatii, told a local newspaper. More than 60 people were arrested and more than 20 were in hospital yesterday. You can learn more about these bloody events in the video below.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Workers of the world, unite!

    But first, bludgeon your boss.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A few people who were laid off from papers committed suicide shortly afterwards. I don't know if that was the primary reason, but I'm guessing it didn't help matters.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This is a terrible thing. Not sure if it's a bad thing, though, if you get my drift.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I hope it never happens, but would anyone be stunned if someone shot up a newsroom sometime in the next couple years?
  6. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    OK, lets be honest, whose newsroom has a running bet on who will be the one to go postal on a newsroom?
  7. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    Ours. Sadly, many think it will be me, but this Granny is a lover (damned good one at that) not a fighter.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    At my first paper, we had a copy editor who everyone there was convinced was going to shoot up the place at some point.

    Years later the guy attempted suicide. Fortunately, he was unsuccessful. Unfortunately, he is still at the paper.
  9. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    Before my arrival at my current shop, they had a copy editor who banged the back of his head in frustration against a frosted glass window. The darn thing shattered. Like an idiot, he offered to pay for it. Never got the chance, they took it out of paycheck.

    Months later, he made a cryptic remark about the publisher.

    "He'll bring his gun," he said. "I'll bring my knife." The editorial assistant informed the publisher. Said copy editor was escorted out of the building by HR and a 176-year-old rent a cop hours later.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I worked at a place where a guy tried to slam down his coffee mug on the desk. Instead, it slipped out of his hand and almost hit one of the agate guys who was sitting about 10 feet away.

    To be fair, it was an accident. Also being fair, it was about the third thing he had thrown that day.

    I've lost track of how many times I've seen people "lose their shit" either in the office or in the press box.

    I've logged about 1,000X as many hours in press rooms than I have in newsrooms, but most of the worst meltdowns I've seen have been in the newsroom.
  11. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    So, Jimmy Hoffa is alive in a suburb of Delhi?

    Elvis must be somewhere over there.
  12. lono

    lono Active Member

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