Inky Employees Find Out That The World Is A Cruel And Harsh Place For People Who’ve Been Asleep At The Wheel For, Like, Decades
é─˙Same as It Ever Wasé─¨ screamed the headline on the next memo, which arrived the following day and included a list of the new ownershipé─˘s Knight Ridder-like proposals: Cut pension funding, and have employees make it up from their wages; cut sick time so employees receive no sick pay at all for the first seven days theyé─˘re out (injured employees would receive sick pay immediately); eliminate overtime for many; reduce starting salaries in the newsroom; and eliminate seniority protection in layoff situations.
We say: Bitch all you want, Inky staff drones. As far as sweeeeeeeet journalism gigs go, you’ve got the best in a city with not so many. And it’s only made you fat and lazy. Welcome back to the real world. We especially like that last bit about “eliminat[ing] seniority protection in layoff situations.” The gravy train is over, bitches!
PW: We’d Have More Sympathy If You Hadn’t Been Sucking For Years