As one of the members of the department that was to be seen and not heard at the Los Angeles Times, I must disagree with Steve Lopez and what he would like to do as a new owner of the Tribune Company. Remember, I am also one of the twenty thousand new owners of the company, and we need to work together now to make money for ourselves.
In Tuesday’s California Section Steve Lopez said "The first thing I plan to do as owner, by the way, is fire all the executives who have accepted six- and seven-figure bonuses while plotting layoffs and driving the company into the ground. I won't name names, but they know who they are."
I understand how you feel, many employees of the Tribune Company have similar feelings, but, if we terminate the top ten Tribune executives we will all have to pay them $269,000,000 in golden parachutes they have written into their contracts.
And the people responsible for the guest editor idea must also be examined for what they would cost us in severance packages, before we lower the boom.