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Layoff fatigue

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    For those of us who still work in newspapers, how are your shops handling layoff fatigue?

    Without getting into specifics, how are your places handling things like vacations, other time off, holidays, etc?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It seems like there have been quite a few layoffs within the last month or so, but they seem to be more under the radar than usual.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    It's just that after 5 years or so, we've gotten used to it.

    I hadn't heard the term "layoff fatigue" before. But, it seemed like standard procedure when staff was cut was to expect the remaining members to take on more responsibilities. That worked until the current staffers get fed up and quit. As long as there are ample people willing to fill those chairs for whatever management wants to pay, the revolving door works fine. It only becomes a problem if/when there becomes a shortage of people willing to take the grunt jobs. That hasn't happened yet.
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