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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Pressroom Pulse

After hearing about the Chandler Family dropping their bomb on the Tribune company this morning, my mouth became very dry. I get a dry mouth when in stressful situations, like going in front of a judge with my daughter, or speaking with the Internal Revenue Service. This generally happens when I'm not sure of the outcome, will it be painful or costly to my pocketbook?

Today's articles on the possible sale of the Los Angeles Times or the breakup of the Tribune Company, is a very stressful occurrence in my life.

I can continue to tell myself that everything will be alright, yet I wonder where all this commotion will take me? Many of my co-workers say they are not worried, yet I see them huddled together in small groups as if an earthquake has hit. For the readers outside of California, when an earthquake strikes Los Angeles, you get to meet your neighbors you never see. Everyone comes outside in small groups, to comfort one another that things will return to normal very soon.

I know my co-workers very well, and my supervisors. It's so easy to feel there was something wrong at work today, the supervisors pretty much stayed in the pressroom office. They only left the safety of their office because they had certain things to take care of, but then they were gone again.

Wayne did his best to put everyone at ease, and he also seemed to have a dry mouth, maybe from all the talking today?

The employees at the newspaper are all grasping for information, that can and will impact our lives in the near future.

Nothing is said to occur till the Fall, so we have a few months to prepare for the thing we dread, CHANGE!

Edward

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why worry??? Life has been "golden" to this point, why should things change???

Perhaps, the law of averages could possiby catch up to you???

Debra Padgett said...

Even at your advanced age, there is light at the end of the tunnel..it just may be the light to show you the right way1111

Anonymous said...

Why Worry Be Happy OC PRESSROOM COMPANY MAN

Anonymous said...

GOD I LOVE HEARING FROM " OC COMPANY MAN " IT'S GONNA BE REALLY FUNNY WHEN "THE COMPANY " GIVES HIM THE AXE

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll be gone long before he is.