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(LA Times)   Disney to lay off 175 employees across its entire television group, including Disney-owned ABC affiliates. Will KABC's hardest-working, best-looking reporter be axed for arbitrary cost-cutting reasons? More at 11   (latimes.com) divider line 20
    More: Obvious, ABC News, Disney, Disney/ABC Television Group, media proprietor, organizational structure, layoffs, open positions  
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2013-08-22 09:29:18 AM
8 votes:
it's incumbent upon us to stay ahead of the curve. To that end, we've undergone a review of our organizational structures and processes, and have re-imagined and realigned certain areas and functions to gain efficiencies and better position us for future growth

How about you increase your core competencies and make go farking yourself a primary action item with an eye toward productivity and connectivity. That would be great.
2013-08-22 11:44:09 AM
3 votes:
Breaking News: Corporations like Disney are run by heartless, greedy bastards who look at nothing more than money figures to influence their business decisions. This will eventually lead to an economy where we will have to literally lick the boots of our corporate masters in order to be able to get a meal to eat.

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This Just In: I have just been fired from ABC for reporting this story. Of all the obvious, sometimes mindless stories I report on, THIS IS THE ONE THAT GETS ME FIRED YOU FARKS!
2013-08-22 10:04:28 AM
3 votes:
BREAKING: Corporate financial officers look upon employees as a reducible cost. We go now to our exclusive report.

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2013-08-22 11:24:39 AM
2 votes:
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"In a sluggish economy, businesses conduct what is known as "down sizing"."
2013-08-22 10:20:57 AM
2 votes:
Hold on, I feel that wealth trickling down right now.

/It's supposed to be yellow, right?
2013-08-22 10:17:37 AM
2 votes:

Onkel Buck: bdub77: And so the rounds of layoffs at big corporations begin again.

Well someone should punish them! Didnt we vote for someone who said he would do just that?


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2013-08-22 10:48:56 PM
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Hold on, I feel that wealth trickling down right now.

/It's supposed to be yellow, right?


I got a drip, but mine was a bit brown.
2013-08-22 04:29:29 PM
1 votes:

skinink: Can't understand why I keep seeing reports that the economy is gradually improving, while at the same time I see so many stories about companies laying off. My company just laid off someone who had been with the company for over 17 years. Great person and an excellent worker. Just let him go to reduce headcount.


Maybe he spent more time on Fark than you did.
2013-08-22 12:47:04 PM
1 votes:

AgentBang: Not completely relevant to the article, but this is one of the reasons why I am mystified and baffled toward adults who go to Disneyworld and love it year after year even if they don't have kids.

It isn't real and it isn't magical. It's a monster that needs to be fed and shiats out what it can't use. Fark that place.


Show us where Mickey touched you on this Minnie doll.
2013-08-22 12:18:16 PM
1 votes:
But I thought torrenting was helping Disney by giving them all that exposure!
2013-08-22 11:58:43 AM
1 votes:
Damn companies always firing people. Once you get hired you are entitled to stay forever because your company makes money. They should never be able to fire you.
2013-08-22 11:35:24 AM
1 votes:

bdub77: And so the rounds of layoffs at big corporations begin again.


Pixar is in the process of restructuring too. From what I hear, it's typical misguided attempts at outsourcing to "reduce costs" but in reality are going to make things more complicated, add delays, and not meet quality standards and thus even more expensive.

The must have hired some Boeing execs.
2013-08-22 11:26:53 AM
1 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: jakomo002: It's about short-term growth and profit.  Quarter over quarter results.

Workers are the cogs but shareholders are the bosses.  If the company doesn't hit their magic number for the quarter, then they just get rid of cogs to increase profit.  Some accountant says, "We fell short on our predictions so we need to reduce costs.  Fire people and we'll worry about it next quarter."


The funny thing here is I used to work for a company that had a specifically written mission that essentially ranked their priorities: 1. Customers 2. Employees 3. Shareholders
Then they thought it was a good idea to audit themselves on this , then they were shocked when they were hammered by their emplyees.  It's always the shareholders first.  There's likely not a fortune 500 company in the world that wouldn't lay off employees or raise customer prices before going in front of shareholders to tell them their profits were compromised on behalf of customers or employees.  I'd be interested in hearing abnout it if I were wrong, though.


Bang on.   The REAL money is at the top.  CEO, COO, executives.

They want to keep their jobs so badly that if they need to cut costs they will gleefully throw loyal hardworking employees to the lions so their End-of-quarter speech goes over better with investors .

/laid off twice by profitable companies
/was laid off at one after three years but my work neighbor was too, after 14 years and while his wife was pregnant with twins
/NEVER be too loyal to your employer, know you're a useless cog compared to The Suits
2013-08-22 11:05:18 AM
1 votes:
Dear ABC

Don't touch Ric.

Sincerely
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2013-08-22 11:02:09 AM
1 votes:
I thought this was a best-looking reporter thread?

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2013-08-22 10:56:43 AM
1 votes:
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2013-08-22 10:30:56 AM
1 votes:

AngryDragon: RockofAges: AngryDragon: RockofAges: misanthropologist: Hokey pokey, it's like Occupy Fark in here!

"Job creators" is a joke. Demand creates jobs. Not arbitrary or artificial supply.

Please do tell us more about what is wrong about what the farkistanis are saying ITT.

Record earnings, profits, and revenues seems to be a pretty good indicator of increased demand to me.  Just saying.

Right, but that doesn't invalidate anything I've said. Increased demand should mean increased hiring, not reduced staffing. Further, the increase in demand is what creates the additional revenue, not the other way around.

The fact that people forget that economics is far less a "chicken / egg" situation and far more a "people spending money in a certain direction should cause economic growth via "sharing" (ie. employment) of the demand revenue". 

Or, they just decide to keep more of the demand revenue for themselves, cutting hiring until they realize their business cycle is shortened due to lack of foresight / short term capitalization.

I think we're agreeing.  Aren't we?


Absolutely, but on Fark, that's simply not allowed. So I hate you because of your geographical origin, or something like that.
2013-08-22 10:13:38 AM
1 votes:
Yet for some reason, their broadcasts will have a 12 minute weather segment where I angrily clutch the sofa because I just want to know tomorrow's weather and the past 11 minutes were spent telling me what already happened today.  Solar Flares!  Goddammit, if you're going to make me watch this crap for 12 minutes, at least put on a shorter skirt, Mike!
2013-08-22 10:13:23 AM
1 votes:

RockofAges: misanthropologist: Hokey pokey, it's like Occupy Fark in here!

"Job creators" is a joke. Demand creates jobs. Not arbitrary or artificial supply.

Please do tell us more about what is wrong about what the farkistanis are saying ITT.


Record earnings, profits, and revenues seems to be a pretty good indicator of increased demand to me.  Just saying.
2013-08-22 09:59:24 AM
1 votes:
Hokey pokey, it's like Occupy Fark in here!
 
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