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With Co-Workers like this: Skip the Retirement party!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Wow.
    Can't wait to see the fallout from this ...

    Why would anyone allow her to speak, muchless continue that rant a retirement party? And if this guy was such a POS, why have a retirement in the first place?

    Both these folks sound like miserable pricks.

    Newspaper columnist Stu Bykofsky is SLAMMED by rival writer at his farewell party | Daily Mail Online
  2. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Only in this gawdforsaken business. What happened at that party is a disgrace. Newspapers must die ... now. The atmosphere is horrible with only the hedge fund owners and CEO's of companies and the highest suits at the individual papers getting anything out of them. This is a disgraceful situation in this thread. Shame on the person who blasted the guy who is retiring.
  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    That is fucking classless.
    Fredrick likes this.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Like most retirement parties in the newsroom, I'd have just taken a plate of food and gone back to my cave in sports. Have a nice life, guy.
  5. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Heard of a Gannett publisher who was "resigned" and given a going-away party in the newsroom anyway.

    They wheeled out a cake for him, and without a word, he whipped out his dick and pissed directly on the cake, in front of everyone, then zipped up and walked out.
  6. Yeah, that happened.... (eye roll)
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  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Papers still have architecure critics? Who work in the newsroom no less? I find that more shocking.
    gravehunter, SFIND, HanSenSE and 7 others like this.
  8. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    That's the kind of old-timey, down-and-dirty newsroom I want to see come on back.

    They should've hired a dwarf Asian escort (....a real reporter would know where to find one....) to serenade Bykofsky on his way out but, sigh. You can't have everything.
    Joe Williams and Fredrick like this.
  9. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    I'd think in this day and age of HR he'd be arrested.
  10. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    But did it burn when he did that?
    Tweener, SFIND, HanSenSE and 3 others like this.
  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was offended by the bakery.
    SFIND and Fred siegle like this.
  12. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Stories like the one that started this thread are one of the reasons why I want my retirement to be a low-key event in the newsroom when the time comes (and with any luck it'll be in two years or so). No gathering, no food, no cake. If you sincerely want to wish me luck, do so one on one. Or join me for lunch or a drink -- and I'll do the buying.

    Our last newsroom departure involved someone who was not especially well-liked, and I could have sworn I heard someone on the fringes of the assembled group humming, "Ding-dong, the witch is dead."
    Tweener and Waldo9939 like this.
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