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MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Discussion pertaining to the Tri-Cities, Flint, Mt. Pleasant, and Bad Axe
sinklair
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by sinklair » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:08 pm

Lovin: not necessarily so.

We’ve been pushing FOR YEARS better compensation after years of being restricted to 1.5% pay increases across the board. That meant the best employee was rewarded as the absolute worst employee. This came at the same time that Sinclair was trying to buy up other media groups. That decision (as well as many other factors) led to many good journalists at 25-66 and other SBG stations to flee.

Eventually, Sinclair corporate execs cane to their senses and hundreds of HR exit interviews and raised the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour. Now they created another problem that wages are artificially inflated for smaller markets (a good thing) and deflated for larger markets where cost of living is much more expensive — with no incentive for stations to make market based competitive salary decisions. So, in essence, their good effort created other issues because of Sinclair’s top down model.

And 25-66’s accountant in charge throws the $15 an hour minimum wage as a reason to not ask for any future raises. Ain’t gonna happen. He’d rather have good people leave.

This is why 25-66 will continue to be the bottom feeder of the Flint-Saginaw TV market when the local GM does only the very minimum to improve workplace conditions — unless of course you like getting paid in grilled cheese sandwiches.



sinklair
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by sinklair » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:47 pm

As someone who says he hasn’t worked for 25-66, you are categorically wrong on both arguments.

Even agent negotiated contracted workers (mainly anchors and reporters) were limited to the 1.5% increase. And the GM and HR Director always approved the 1.5% increase for all workers, regardless of performance. They blamed and put pressure on department heads to move out complainers. Don’t believe me? Ask the multitude of ex-25&66ers who fled the station during the time.



DAC
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by DAC » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:24 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:06 pm
sinklair wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:47 pm
As someone who says he hasn’t worked for 25-66, you are categorically wrong on both arguments.

Even agent negotiated contracted workers (mainly anchors and reporters) were limited to the 1.5% increase. And the GM and HR Director always approved the 1.5% increase for all workers, regardless of performance. They blamed and put pressure on department heads to move out complainers. Don’t believe me? Ask the multitude of ex-25&66ers who fled the station during the time.
First, I’m not a “he.”

Second, are you serious? Giving employees that suck a 1.5% raise just for keeping their mouths shut? What kind of ignorance is going on there? Rewarding bad behavior with a bump in pay?

Wow. Just wow.
I have to point out that this includes a bit more of 101's messing around. Not ONCE has 101 claimed to be a "she." Just "not a he." If it's that important to you to be called what you are, why don't you just tell us? You like jerking people around.



Dudley
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by Dudley » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:09 pm

He's a EUNUCH! No balls just ASS!



organman95
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by organman95 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:28 am

Dudley wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:09 pm
He's a EUNUCH! No balls just ASS!
LOL Dudley, you crack me up. Coffee out the nose this morning



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