Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bad news for some

Back in January, Mike took a new job with the WSJ (writing the US Watch and World Watch columns). Turns out that was a good decision. The Journal announced today that it is laying off all 50 copy editors in South Brunswick (as in, what Mike used to do). Those folks can apply for 12 or so available positions in NYC. It really stinks.
Thank goodness Mike's boss realized that, as of last week, Mike's job title was STILL copy editor. He had the sense to change Mike's title to "Special Writer" which could, very well, have saved Mike from this potential disaster. Several of Mike's friends/co-workers from South Brunswick are in a bad spot, though, which is really unfortunate.
Who knows if his job is safe in the long run from this "re-structuring" that's going on with Murdoch in charge. But for now, it's gonna be okay. Sigh.

3 comments:

rachel said...

OH NO! sorry to hear that...
will keep you guys in my thoughts!

Alice said...

wow...God has a way...

black betty said...

whew...what a close call.

you guys are in my prayers.