Reader: Quit your ‘out of touch complaining’

A reader, commenting on my post about job cuts at the Iowa City Press-Citizen, says: “Gannett Blog has become the typical out of touch newspaper site. Companies across the globe are making much bigger job cuts, outsourcing and consolidation than the Gannett company. Wake up and smell the 21st century. What started out as a blog that had some insight and balance about the good and bad of running a newspaper company has turned into a sad state of out of touch complaining. If you don’t like working for Gannett then leave.”

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4 Responses to “Reader: Quit your ‘out of touch complaining’”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Sounds like my managing editor.

    Here’s the deal – I don’t like working for Gannett. Matter of fact, I fucking hate what this company has become. But I LOVE working with my colleagues. I still love the thrill of working on deadline. I still believe in what I do.

    You’re right, this is the 21st century. But as far as I can tell, we, the backbone of Gannett, have the right to flat out bitch about the executives running this company into the ground with ill-thought initiatives and tight pockets.

    But rather than cut and run, as you so suggest, I would rather work to effect some sort of change, however minor that may be. This blog gives me hope, let’s me know that other folks are facing similar challenges but are still hanging tough and gives me quite a few laughs each week. And it’s free.

    Get over yourself, Mr. 21st Century. Your willingness to bend over for the man dates you.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    …Until YOUR job is cut.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    you guys are funny

  4. Anonymous Says:

    It’s one thing to want to help the company to aspire to be a better place to work but to cry over every little perceived injustice is silly. Moving the company forward takes guts, change and employees embracing a competitive spirit.

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