What's this blog really about?

You may notice a variety of topics here - from business, to charity promotion, even to local news, but the primary reason this blog was created was to alert readers to the hostile atmosphere and sexual harassment at The Danville Register & Bee. The readers and creator of this blog want a FULL FRONT PAGE apology in the Danville Register & Bee, plus the disciplining of those individuals involved. Until then, we'll continue to post regular updates. To tolerate THIS kind of behavior by a major media network is intolerable. And this isn't just ONE instance. Media General has been sued nationwide for racism and sexism, yet they CONTINUE to keep the offenders employed. Why? And why am I doing this? TRUTH compels me.

Monday, July 21, 2008

12 more employees booted to the curb

Printing press employees have heard rumors for months about a move of the paper to Lynchburg although management denied that they knew if that would happen. Funny huh. Since your budget and planning for the year takes place in December...how could you NOT know you would be eliminating positions? I was right on target - late July, early August after the first round of moves with the Daily Progress. Sure helps to have some inside folks who hate Media General feeding me info.... 8^D

I just want to know if the employees got any notice or were just handed their pink slips and a "get out" like everyone else after they got Sunday's paper out. Monday's papers are so thin you can't even line a bird cage with them... And while the newspaper said Publisher Steve Kaylor thanked the crew for their hard work - why wasn't and isn't that being done daily? Why do people have to wait until they're laid off to be told what a good job they're doing?

Next on the list - copy editing going to India....pretty soon all your local advertising dollars will be supporting sweat shops and $1 an hour labor and not local shops.

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