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Lee deskers: The light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train. Sorry.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Wow. First a JennaLaine sighting, and now the return of 2muchcoffeeman!

    It's been some week already, and it's only Tuesday.

    Who will be next to turn up?
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    People are losing their jobs and you come up with that!?
     
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    I hope Mary Junck rots in Hell.
     
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    I've been laid off by a Lee paper. I don't have a problem with it.
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Alternate headline to this story:

    "Mary Junck's grandchildren strike Christmas gift bonanza."
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I don't honestly see how this can be surprising or even all that upsetting to anyone. Lee has been in the crapper for a good five years. There was never going to be a way out, that much has been obvious. Shouldn't people have been planning their escapes?

    I know that sounds unsympathetic. And all I can say is, been there. Not with Lee but in an equally hopeless situation.
     
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    So the papers in Flagstaff, Tucson and Missoula will be designed in Wisconsin, Nebraska or Indiana? Yikes.
     
  9. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Almost as bad as my former coworker who moved to Des Moines to design pages for papers in Louisiana.
     
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Next to Craig Dubow and Bob Jelenic.

    Seriously, Lee lost millions last year, yet the aptly-named Junck nearly doubled her compensation. For what? Oh, that's right, the company is still afloat, right?

    http://jimromenesko.com/2013/01/18/lee-enterprises-ceo-mary-junck-gets-82-raise-in-a-money-losing-fiscal-2012/

    Good luck to all who are really being affected by this.
     
  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Ouch. To my fellow journalists/colleagues at Lee, my sympathies. There are some days I wish the P-D were still a Pulitzer property.
     
  12. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    So do the Lee employees at papers that weren't part of the Pulitzer purchase. That deal is the one that sank the company.
     
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