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Home Front: Culture Wars
54 get the ax at WaPo
2013-02-16
They want to keep it a secret, so don't tell anyone, okay?
From TFA:


On Thursday, Valentine’s Day, WaPo officially discussed the circumstances surrounding the layoffs of employees, FishbowlDC sources have learned. Internal sources appropriately place the number at 54, though a publicist hasn’t confirmed the exact number. Every department facing cuts was asked to keep the news to their department only, as to not make it look like a mass layoff. We’re told those given pink slips include Beth Jacobs, General Manager of Mobile, and Ken Dodelin, Director of Mobile Products. Sources say the entire Mobile Product Management and IT Project Management staffs have been eliminated.
Posted by:badanov

#9  Announcement soon that it's all been contracted to a Chinese firm?

Well, that will certainly cut out the trouble of having to hack their computers. "All your base are belong to us."
Posted by: Procopius2k   2013-02-16 19:46  

#8  No problem, the PFY is filling in for the BOFH. All will be well.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-16 15:25  

#7  Canned their IT staff to save pennies? Good for them, after a few months all the computers will stop working and they'll need to spend millions on consultants to set things right again.
Posted by: gromky   2013-02-16 14:42  

#6  Sources say the entire Mobile Product Management and IT Project Management staffs have been eliminated.

Announcement soon that it's all been contracted to a Chinese firm?
Posted by: Pappy   2013-02-16 12:58  

#5  look for 54 new taxpayer-paid positions at OFA. They protect their own with your money
Posted by: Frank G   2013-02-16 10:43  

#4  Revolution eating its own children?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-02-16 10:00  

#3  All the right people are fine. That's the important thing.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-16 09:33  

#2  Like all other manufactured products, lies are getting cheaper, and there's no economical way to run a profitable commercial lie factory in such an expensive area as the Beltway...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2013-02-16 09:19  

#1  It's a start.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2013-02-16 08:58  

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