Tag Archives: layoffs

Retained

Calling early this morning, I learned I was retained. I’m relieved to have a job, of course, but I am absolutely crushed that so many talented people had to go. It’s going to be hard. We reapply for our jobs tomorrow (note to self: bring two forms of ID). I’m hoping there are no more […]

Waiting

Having to wonder Thursday, Friday, Saturday and today whether we will have jobs after tomorrow is hard. At the 2 p.m. meeting last Wednesday, we were told 10 percent of our nearly 500-person staff would be gone, but in later meetings, they were told 5 percent. I guess we’ll see. Numerous people said goodbye already, […]

HarborPoint

The court case reached toward Harbor–HarborPoint that is. Yes, my old employer, owner of The Daily Commercial, will buy The Daytona Beach News-Journal for $20 million. (Just think, 47.5 percent of the shares were once worth $129 million in 2006.) Read all about it here: Judge approves sale of News-Journal. All day tomorrow they’re holding […]

Ludicrous layoffs

On the heels of the “classy” layoffs of three Baltimore Sun reporters and a photographer during a baseball game they were covering in Los Angeles, we have more of the same. (Correction: They were in Baltimore and perhaps trying to postpone the inevitable, but management still shouldn’t have given them the news over the phone […]