Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Los Angeles Times Rumor Control

From: Walker, John
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2008 9:44 PM
Subject: Rumors


Answers to the questions below:

Are we going to start running 1st and 2nd Daily together on Sunday and Monday nights.
I’m not aware of any decision to do this. It would make sense to combine product where we can to open opportunities to possibly print new products (Others Newspapers etc.)

Are we going to be laying off 150 people at the end of June 08.
Again sorry I can’t be of more help here. I’m not aware of any such layoffs.However it’s important to realize we need to do everything within our power to improve the company’s position to keep present customers by putting out a quality product on time each run. It’s equally important to get our speeds up to allow us to bring in new business that may require the same or a similar printing schedule to ours. Let’s be working with everyone to make this happen. Let me know if you need my help in any way.

John Walker
Olympic Pressroom Manager
Los Angeles Times


Anonymous said...

well, that pretty much nails that. Next week they will combine 1st and 2nd daily and lay off 150.

Ed Padgett said...

I tend not to reply to anonymous comments, but this has me on the floor laughing my ass off.

Once the Sam Zell 50/50 proposition takes effect, we’ll see what transpires with the rumors?

Thank you for the good laugh.

Anonymous said...

" Let's be working with everyone" ??....not as long as your here .... stumpy

Ronnie Pineda said...

Wasn't Walker responsible for brining in new business prior to getting his job back in the pressroom?

Bring in the new business, we will get it done like we always do, and Mgt. will take all the credit and financial gain like they always do.

Speed up, and lose your job faster!

Anonymous said...

That's right keep everything the same and you'll keep your job.

Get your head out of the sand!!!!!!

The company is losing money! If it continues you won't have a job.

What's your plan to make the company more profitable? Make you the CEO?

Anonymous said...

It's so simple it's like magic.
First we'll shrink the paper smaller the anyone thought possible.
Then will use AP and Reuters and fire all of the news room.
Lets be ahead of the curve and the first to race to the greatest strategy our leader ship has.