Thursday, 10 December 2009

Black Tuesday +1

Next Tuesday is the first anniversary of Black Tuesday, the day 600 Sun Media employees across the chain were laid off.

Some jobs were saved by others taking buyouts, but within weeks most of the men and women pink-slipped were suddenly former employees.

Hundreds had been laid off before Black Tuesday and hundreds have been laid off since Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. And the cuts keep coming.

If any of the 1,500 or so Quebecor layoff casualties from the past decade want to share their post-Sun Media stories, signed or unsigned, we'll post them next Tuesday. How did being laid off affect your life? Have you found a new job?

Feel free to vent at length.

E-mail your comments to TSF or you can post them as comments .and we'll hold them for Tuesday's posting. Please include the name of the paper you worked and the number of years you were with Sun Media.

If you wonder where a lot of media jobs are going, take a read of this Computerworld story. Companies around the world are clamouring for North America's outsourced newspaper jobs.

And be sure to visit this link in the story by Patrick Thibodeau.

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