Gannett Forces Employees To Take Unpaid Week Off

American Voicesbusiness ISSUE 45•03 Jan 16, 2009

The Gannett Company, publisher of 85 daily newspapers across the United States, is making all its employees take a weeklong unpaid furlough to avoid layoffs. What do you think?

  • “Oh, great, another week of newspaper reruns.”

    Annie King –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Please tell me Mitch Albom doesn't have to take a week off. Please. He's all I have.”

    Gil Geraci –
    Unemployed

  • “Great. Let's just tell all the world leaders, terrorists, scientists, executives, artists, athletes, celebrities, and people of local interest to take the week off too, so we don't have to worry about missing any news. Although, that would kind of be a news story in itself. This is turning into quite a pickle.”

    Rex Kelley –
    Product Controls Consultant