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Gray: no furloughs planned

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sinklair
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Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by sinklair » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:37 pm

12’s parent company, Gray, says despite the downturn in advertising revenue that it’s not planning on any furloughs.. Tegna says it is requiring most of its workers to take a week off unpaid before June.

Let’s see which direction Sinclair (25-66) and Meredith (5) go...

Good for Gray to taking a principled stand that recognizes audiences will turn to TV news when there’s calm coverage of a significant story.



Beerbong
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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by Beerbong » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:20 am

sinklair wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:37 pm
12’s parent company, Gray, says despite the downturn in advertising revenue that it’s not planning on any furloughs.. Tegna says it is requiring most of its workers to take a week off unpaid before June.

Let’s see which direction Sinclair (25-66) and Meredith (5) go...

Good for Gray to taking a principled stand that recognizes audiences will turn to TV news when there’s calm coverage of a significant story.

What they say, and what they do are two separate things.
Time will tell.



R Bedell
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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by R Bedell » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:48 am

recognizes audiences will turn to TV news when there’s calm coverage
I have not seen nor heard the Fear Mongering and Frenzy subside yet.



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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:14 am

sinklair wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:37 pm
12’s parent company, Gray, says despite the downturn in advertising revenue that it’s not planning on any furloughs.. Tegna says it is requiring most of its workers to take a week off unpaid before June.

Let’s see which direction Sinclair (25-66) and Meredith (5) go...

Good for Gray to taking a principled stand that recognizes audiences will turn to TV news when there’s calm coverage of a significant story.
No furlough, but a forced unpaid week off? That’s a furlough.

The other companies haven’t announced any pay cuts or forced, unpaid time off. Why are you praising Gray?



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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by sinklair » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:31 pm

Lovin: Gray says no layoffs or furloughs.

No such guarantee yet from Sinclair.

If they’re going to ask for loyalty from their employees, I think it’s fair to praise companies that are going to bat for workers who are covering this pandemic. Hence why I’m applauding Gray for its stance.



Beerbong
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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by Beerbong » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:48 pm

sinklair wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Lovin: Gray says no layoffs or furloughs.

No such guarantee yet from Sinclair.

If they’re going to ask for loyalty from their employees, I think it’s fair to praise companies that are going to bat for workers who are covering this pandemic. Hence why I’m applauding Gray for its stance.
It is possible that Gray has already cut their work force so thin, that it couldn’t possibly
cut any deeper without risking the product.
I know they can barely function at 12 with the staffing level they have now.
Nah, it has to be that they’re a wonderful company. Great PR.



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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:54 pm

sinklair wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Lovin: Gray says no layoffs or furloughs.

No such guarantee yet from Sinclair.

If they’re going to ask for loyalty from their employees, I think it’s fair to praise companies that are going to bat for workers who are covering this pandemic. Hence why I’m applauding Gray for its stance.
Gray has “guaranteed” a forced week off with no pay. That’s a furlough. You praise the company.

The other companies pay their employees as usual, announce no forced unpaid time off and you bash them.

So gay.



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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by sinklair » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:09 am

Nope, you can’t seem to get your facts straight, Lovin. And I’ll praise anyone, any company at any time I choose. I don’t need advice from the peanut gallery.

Beer: all stations have cut staffing levels. It’s already affected the product at 5, 12 and 25-66. Still doesn’t stop companies like Tegna for forcing furloughs on their staffs.



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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by Herm » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:29 am

sinklair wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:37 pm
12’s parent company, Gray, says despite the downturn in advertising revenue that it’s not planning on any furloughs.. Tegna says it is requiring most of its workers to take a week off unpaid before June.

Let’s see which direction Sinclair (25-66) and Meredith (5) go...

Good for Gray to taking a principled stand that recognizes audiences will turn to TV news when there’s calm coverage of a significant story.
A week off without pay is a furlough.



Beerbong
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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by Beerbong » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:43 am

sinklair wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:09 am
Nope, you can’t seem to get your facts straight, Lovin. And I’ll praise anyone, any company at any time I choose. I don’t need advice from the peanut gallery.

Beer: all stations have cut staffing levels. It’s already affected the product at 5, 12 and 25-66. Still doesn’t stop companies like Tegna for forcing furloughs on their staffs.

Stink.
Here’s a fact for you.
Instead of giving employees a week off, without pay, a layoff that definitely benefits the companies bottom line. Sinclair is allowing their employees to cash in a week of their vacation (if they wish) in order to help them have more money in their pockets during this time.
Seems like a much better option.

Edited!



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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:51 am

sinklair wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:37 pm
12’s parent company, Gray, says despite the downturn in advertising revenue that it’s not planning on any furloughs.. Tegna says it is requiring most of its workers to take a week off unpaid before June.

Let’s see which direction Sinclair (25-66) and Meredith (5) go...

Good for Gray to taking a principled stand that recognizes audiences will turn to TV news when there’s calm coverage of a significant story.
Herm is 100% correct, and Sinklair is 100% wrong.

Furlough:

a temporary leave from work that is not paid and is often for a set period of time. One possible way to avoid layoffs is through furloughs—making workers take an unpaid leave of absence …



sinklair
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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by sinklair » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:12 am

Go check your facts. If you’re so well connected any “poor slob” (Beer’s words) at 12 will tell you they’re not being furloughed.



Beerbong
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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by Beerbong » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:14 am

sinklair wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:12 am
Go check your facts. If you’re so well connected any “poor slob” (Beer’s words) at 12 will tell you they’re not being furloughed.
Stink
You’re the one that laid out Gray’s plan not me.
And once again, yes, those are my words..
Hey everybody! I referred to people at 12 as
“poor slobs”. Just wanted you to hear it from me..



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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by sinklair » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:21 am

And that’s why no one likes you.



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Re: Gray: no furloughs planned

Post by Beerbong » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:24 am

sinklair wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:21 am
And that’s why no one likes you.
Ouch?



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