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Today is allegedly layoff day at my shop

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sportschick, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Or at least that's how the publisher's e-mail read.

    Here I thought when I went to a McClatchy rag, I was going to work for a company understood.

    No idea how many are getting cut. I'm also not sure how I feel about getting laid off myself.
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    damn, good luck sc. a lot of good folks at your paper.
  3. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Best to you, SC.
  4. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Good luck, SC.
  5. jps

    jps Active Member

    shit. sorry, sc. let me know how things go, eh?
  6. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    Good luck and sending positive thoughts your way.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Good luck
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I wish you well.

    I DO understand what you mean, though. Which is worse: to be laid off (as I was), collect unemployment comp while looking for a new job/career? Or to be left behind, constantly unappreciated and asked to work longer and harder, do more with less and always have the axe swinging over your head, never knowing what the next week will bring? I can honestly see how being laid off MIGHT actually be the better deal.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Good luck, SC
  10. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Good luck to you, your friends and co-workers.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Isn't it strange how one word changes everything?

    Everyone wants to get laid. No one wants to get laid off.

    Never having been through that situation (the latter, not the former), I can't say what you should expect to feel. I can't imagine you'll be in a happy place either way. At least if you get laid off you can turn your mindset toward moving on toward whatever your next step is and probably end up in a good place. Getting there will suck though, and I'll be passing along any good karma I have.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Since when did the term lay off become the word termination?
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