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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by katmandu, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. katmandu

    katmandu New Member

    here we go again

    Star-Telegram initiates separation program

    The Star-Telegram announced that it is offering a voluntary separation program to the majority of regular full-time employees.

    There was no target set for the number of employee departures, although involuntary layoffs will be considered if enough people do not leave voluntarily.

    "The Star-Telegram continues to manage through an increasingly difficult business environment and our business models continue to change. This decision was made to respond to this economic challenge," Publisher Gary Wortel said. "Overall, we remain committed to producing a quality product for our customers."

    Earlier this month the Star-Telegram implemented a wage freeze that will be in effect for a minimum of one year.
  2. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    I think it's only a week's severance per year of service on the buyouts.
  3. Four references to the "Star-Telegram" and not one single reference to where the paper is ...
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    to the majority of regular full-time employees? that's a mighty big axe they're swinging.
  5. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    "[C]ommitted to producing a quality product" while dumping the main reason people still take that shitty rag? Gag me with a knife.
  6. BujuBanton

    BujuBanton Member

    It's Ft. Worth and they just recently had layoffs so this is tough news for the folks working there. I know some quality reporters at the Star-Telegram, would be a shame if they lost their jobs.
  7. Shark_Juumper

    Shark_Juumper Member

  8. Yeah, but a d_b with a more informative title at least.
  9. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    I've sinned. Forgive me.
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Offering it and approving it are two different things. This is way-snaky for management to do -- they get people to "out" themselves as being eager/willing to leave, and then they tell some of those folks, "Nope, you've got to stay." From that point on, though, their career arcs are damaged because the bosses can write them off as disloyal, lacking commitment, etc. It's like pulling out a chair out for someone, then yanking it away like a real bastard when they try to sit down.

    Then again, whose career arc ain't damaged nowadays. What we all really need is a career ark.
  11. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    The Star-Telegram is far from a "shitty rag." Maybe it has been downgraded to a "rag" from when it was once a paper on par with the Dallas Morning News, but it's not reached "shitty" status yet.

    And it's FORT Worth, not Ft. Worth.
  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Coming on the heels of McClatchy announcing 1-year wage freezes starting Sept. 1, it's just more bad news for Star-Telegram folks.
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