Saturday, April 4, 2009

Stronger indications that it's coming Tuesday

A comment on an earlier post says:
Security says the layoffs will start Tuesday, April 7. The hit list includes a lot of managers. Let's hope they lay off fewer workers. Who needs, in one department, a director, two assistant directors and several managers. My manager is either getting the axe or he is just plain lying that he has heard nothing. I hope he has to go through the pain of losing a job.

If this tip is real, it seems like a good source. Security will need to know what the day is so they can prepare.

An aside: I wish pain on nobody. There is a third alternative: That manager actually doesn't know yet. It may be that the word will not be given to the lower manager levels until Monday. That might explain why the cuts themselves don't happen until Tuesday.

Managers are in the same mess as the rest of us. If the earlier discussions are true, they face significant losses this time. Plenty of pain to go around.

UPDATE: Here's another comment that confirms Tuesday:

My supervisor told me Tuesday, too. I only found out because I was planning to be off that day, but not anymore.


  1. Moroney said publicly that it would be the week of April 7. That's a Tuesday, not Monday, which is the typical day you associated with the phrase "the week of." It was a flub on Jim's part, but also a clue that Tuesday seems a strong contender for D-Day.

    Security would be in a position to know. Remember that RIF'd employees are sometimes -- or always -- escorted out of the building after getting the news.

  2. My supervisor told me Tuesday, too. I only found out because I was planning to be off that day, but not anymore.

  3. Not a good sign... I can't log on as an employee on the Belo website.... Oh well... Never had that happen before!

  4. But then it won't even get to the login page because of an expired security certificate. Is it just bad timing on their part? Along with the e-mail mitigation?

  5. sorry... e-mail migration!

  6. No bad timing here. On Monday morning, try to get access to your time card in Kronos. I KNOW I'm as good as laid off already and I could not get into Kronos from inside the DMN building after Thursday. If the person next to you can get in and you can't it might give you the benefit of knowing one day ahead of time. Make the best of it you can!!

  7. I was having problems with Kronos on Wednesday and Thursday morning. By Thursday afternoon, it was working. I don't think this is a good judge of whether you are being laid off.