After work last night Larry Washington, my daughters, and I returned to the Ice House, and it was a ghost town compared to last week. The main showroom had maybe twenty people in the audience, and the Annex had twenty-five guests. Our host D'Militant blamed the lack of people on a basketball game being played last night, was there a game?
It was nice to escape thought's of downsizing at the newspaper for a few hours, but here I am today wondering how many employees will be leaving. And naturally I wonder if I will be one of the ex-employees not allowed onto the Times properties in the near future?
Last Sunday a large portion of production was moved to the Olympic Facility, makes many of us wonder what the future holds for our Orange County Production Facility? I'm sure we will get the answers in the next few days.
For you long time readers you may have noticed I'm saying very little about things I disagree with in the pressroom, I'm keeping it where it belongs, in the workplace. Our pressroom supervisor's have enough to worry about, like keeping their jobs through the next layoffs and buyouts.
One thing I hope not to see is security guards walking my way, they may be in the pressroom to escort me out the door.
We cannot control what will happen, so smile if you can?