Saturday, 19 June 2010

Twitter shock

What to do when you get fired out of the blue by Sun Media?

Parliamentary bureau employees axed Thursday turned to Twitter.

"The upside of being fired by Darth Vader? Watching Serbia beat Germany," Tweeted Peter Zimonjic.

"I'm now a free agent but I won't be leaving the press gallery," said Elizabeth Thompson.

Later, she wrote: "Wow! I can't believe the number of tributes from colleagues. Maybe hard work, digging and solid reporting counts for something after all."

We couldn't find any Tweets from Christina Spencer, the third casualty of Sun Media's shameful, bullying behaviour.

Quebecor's pathetic human resources track record since it bought Sunday Media in 1999 is so, so distant from the spirit of the founders of the flagship Toronto Sun.

Yes, it is PKP's football to kick around until all of the air in it is deflated, but you just don't treat people like their lives are meaningless.

The late Doug Creighton, founding publisher, would cringe at the mean-spirited management of his beloved Sun and all of its siblings.

The deterioration of Sun Media employee-management relations is enough to make empathetic vets from the glory years weep.

Is there not a Joseph Welch out there to say: "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" as the U.S. Army lawyer asked the disgraced Sen. Joseph McCarthy in 1954?

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