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Date Posted: 11:27:16 07/25/16 Mon
Author: OK, Semantics, let's explain this
Subject: Re: Trib going down the tubes
In reply to: Semantics 's message, "Re: Trib going down the tubes" on 01:05:15 07/24/16 Sun

YOU are misreading whatever it is you're focusing on, and creating some bizarre conspiracy that says leadership was keeping this all a secret. The plan all along, as laid out by the corporate leadership, is to cut back in some areas, and try to grow others. I'm not going to argue the soundness of the plan, that's not the point.
But, there was no "secret" plan, as your conspiracy-minded brain seems to think. Corporate has always said that other layoffs/buyouts were a possibility, even after the first round was over.
The company has never said after that first round that layoffs were done and all the changes were done. They've continued to tell employees that other changes were coming, that this is an evolving process.
And do you think employees there didn't know that more buyouts/layoffs were possible? It's absolutely wrong to say that employees have been walking around brainwashed, thinking that everything is OK. If you say that, you have no idea what's going on at that company.
Ever since Scaife died in 2014, employees knew that massive changes were coming.
In fact, some were surprised that there were more buyouts offered last week, and not news that the doors are closing.
But to say that there was this secret plan to do this all along is just...I don't even know how to describe it.
It's not true, so please stop saying it.

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib going down the tubes -- Paper pusher, 06:55:58 07/26/16 Tue [1]

It's just a hunch, but probably the next announcement after the buyouts will be that the Pittsburgh edition or the Valley News Dispatch or both are shutting their doors.

Given what's been happening to other newspapers around the country, it wouldn't be surprising at all.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib going down the tubes -- Bananasplit, 19:22:50 07/26/16 Tue [1]

And the Greensburg Trib is getting some competition in central Westmoreland from the Latrobe Bulletin, who do a better job on a tighter budget.

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