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Springfield, Ill.: Three execs at once....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by OnTheRiver, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member


    I know Robert Pope from workshops -- a good guy. I don't know the other two.

    My understanding is that Gatehouse offered buyout packages recently to the paper's employees -- week of pay for every year of service and 90 days of healthcare.

    Anyone else heard anything?
  2. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    This is correct.
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Sounds like a big "Fuck you" to the ownership.
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    If only that had happened at my shop. The publisher and editor are a huge part of the reason morale at our place is at an all-time low.
  5. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    FUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOOOU GAAAAAATEHOUSE (chanted to tune of "Rock Chalk Jayhawk." Think about it, it's catchy).
  6. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Wow. Talk about getting confused by the thread title.

    I was about to give you props, OTR. I can't even pull two mail room chicks at once.
  7. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    I can't imagine who'd find such a buyout reasonable. The only person who might be interested is the 40-year-old guy who wants to travel for six months and already has a fallback plan for what he'll do when his checks stop rolling in. I suppose it's better than a layoff or a firing. Makes me wonder just how many people offered to leave.
  8. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    They're getting worse, Mr. Balboa. I seem to remember a chain laying off some staff that offered a MONTH of pay for every year of service. And now we're down to a week of pay? God almighty...
  9. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    Our place right now (I think the deadline has passed) has it at 4 1/2 weeks, up to 78 weeks max.
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