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Now batting *** FAYETTEVILLE

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Buyouts offered, no numbers:

  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    And this is a place that was adding positions just a few months ago. So much for the view that you are safer working at a family-owned shop.

  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    EDIT: I have conflicting reports on the buyout offer.

    One guy who put in his notice on Monday is screwed.
  4. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    Somebody should make it a point to tell this guy he's NOT screwed.

    We had this happen at our place and found out that under federal law, if you're still employed there, i.e. the buyouts were offered BEFORE your last day, they have to let you take it.

    We had a reporter who'd given her two weeks for another job use this to still get the buyout.
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Wow, that completely sucks.

    EDIT: OK, good news Jersey! :D
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    You're still probably safer.

    But safer does not mean untouchable. Just less likely to be the victim of a gutting.
  7. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    I know more than a couple of people at the Observer. Be safe out there.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Ugh. It was the one paper in North Carolina where the corporate idiots trying to run newspapers were safe.

    As ondeadline said, they were actually adding spots not long ago. Did this bunch just get Landmark-ed?
  9. So is the columnist they laid off in a cost-cutting measure back at the end of May.
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    It may have had the effect of cutting costs, but that wasn't what triggered the event.
  11. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I had not heard that Fayetteville laid off a columnist in May. Who was it?
  12. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    Brett Friedlander. He now covers the ACC for Wilmington.
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