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(NYPost)   TV station sues weatherman for storming out. I said the TV station sued the weatherman for storming out. The WEATHERman STORMED out. Hello? Is this thing on?   (nypost.com) divider line
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2022-01-17 3:27:23 AM  
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2022-01-17 3:30:02 AM  
You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.
 
2022-01-17 3:44:58 AM  
let me get this correct...

guy applies for a job, gets an offer, accepts it, then 5 months later starts complaining about the commute, and then walks out?!

did he not know where the job was located when he accepted the offer?
 
2022-01-17 3:45:59 AM  

fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.


Probably breach of contract.
 
2022-01-17 3:47:10 AM  
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2022-01-17 3:51:28 AM  
I don't get...Oh wait, that's funny.
 
2022-01-17 3:53:03 AM  
Slot car enthusiasts are a bit like ten pin bowlers and roller skaters, you are pleasantly surprised that they exist.
 
2022-01-17 3:54:24 AM  

El Rich-o: Slot car enthusiasts are a bit like ten pin bowlers and roller skaters, you are pleasantly surprised that they exist.


Oh boy, wrong thread.


Nevertheless, I stand by my comment.
 
2022-01-17 4:00:37 AM  

fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.


I don't know exactly how local news talent acquisition works, but TFA reads like he signed a 2-year contract. So just leaving with no notice after 5 months is almost certainly a breach of one or more terms of the contract. He might not actually be legally an "employee", but a contractor.

But he also hasn't gone to a rival station or anything, so he's not in violation of a noncompete clause or anything like that.
 
2022-01-17 4:02:29 AM  

El Rich-o: Slot car enthusiasts are a bit like ten pin bowlers and roller skaters, you are pleasantly surprised that they exist.


And they don't care about the weather.
 
2022-01-17 4:09:35 AM  
If his contract doesn't require him to give a notice of a certain length then they are SOL.

Lots of bad employers and managers try to pressure people about the "harm" their leaving causes the company, employees, etc and complain about how hard it is to replace that person. I believe the saying of "Fark you! Pay me!" fits well. If you didn't want them to leave then you should have treated them better. If they were bad at their job then they were likely easy to replace and you would be happy they are gone. If they are good at their job or hard to replace then you should have been a better manager and not manglement. It will cost the company money and it is completely the company's fault.

/Manglement
//Fark em.
///They bought their ticket. They knew what they were getting into. I say let them crash.
 
2022-01-17 4:14:00 AM  
It's not like there haven't been 5-6 moderately attractive qualified meteorologists and dozens of really attractive weather bimbos readers needling their voodoo doll of this guy wanting to start their rise to being famous

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2022-01-17 4:29:07 AM  
What station is so mismanaged that the loss of a single weekend weatherman throws them into chaos?  My local station seems to have a dozen people who do the weather gig.  And anchoring, field reporting, investigative reporting, etc.  If one of them stormed off, there would be 5 others in the building who could slide in mid-segment.
 
2022-01-17 4:30:32 AM  

fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?


You can if you signed a contract to perform for 2 years and left after a few months.
 
2022-01-17 4:33:49 AM  

El Rich-o: Slot car enthusiasts are a bit like ten pin bowlers and roller skaters, you are pleasantly surprised that they exist.


Omicron 2 haven't been detected, but it don't mean it isn't here
 
2022-01-17 4:39:38 AM  
If it took over 200 hours to find a fix the station is a pile of shiat to begin with. All the weatherman does on air is report on what the computers figure out these days. If no one else is capable of that then oh lordy
 
2022-01-17 4:47:40 AM  

jtown: What station is so mismanaged that the loss of a single weekend weatherman throws them into chaos?  My local station seems to have a dozen people who do the weather gig.  And anchoring, field reporting, investigative reporting, etc.  If one of them stormed off, there would be 5 others in the building who could slide in mid-segment.


You don't need a weatherman
to see which way the

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However, a smart phone can come in pretty handy.
 
2022-01-17 4:50:49 AM  
I wonder if that "200 hours" figure is including his shifts that were covered by other people? Probably as overtime (or comp time if they're salary). Because yeah, that sounds like a ridiculously high number.
 
2022-01-17 5:16:04 AM  
Well, he'll be under a cloud career-wise for a while, eh?

Hmmm.

Yeah, I think it's the mic.
 
2022-01-17 5:22:07 AM  

El Rich-o: El Rich-o: Slot car enthusiasts are a bit like ten pin bowlers and roller skaters, you are pleasantly surprised that they exist.

Oh boy, wrong thread.


Nevertheless, I stand by my comment.


And quite like precipitation, you can never be 100% sure where it's gonna fall.

/ Weather you like it or not
 
2022-01-17 5:29:22 AM  
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2022-01-17 5:32:36 AM  
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2022-01-17 5:44:28 AM  

lifeslammer: If it took over 200 hours to find a fix the station is a pile of shiat to begin with. All the weatherman does on air is report on what the computers figure out these days. If no one else is capable of that then oh lordy


This.  Some weather people take their jobs more seriously then others.  But in the end, their entire purpose is to look good and articulately tell people what the computers told them.
 
2022-01-17 6:11:02 AM  
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay.
 
2022-01-17 6:28:43 AM  
 
2022-01-17 6:31:27 AM  

saturn badger: fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.

Probably breach of contract.


This. Television stations invest heavily in on-air and some behind the scenes talent. Loads of training, ongoing seminars and education, years worth of strategy and marketing based around the expectation that they fulfill their contract. They walk out, they take months to replace and months more to get their replacement up to snuff.
 
2022-01-17 6:55:53 AM  

havocmike: saturn badger: fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.

Probably breach of contract.

This. Television stations invest heavily in on-air and some behind the scenes talent. Loads of training, ongoing seminars and education, years worth of strategy and marketing based around the expectation that they fulfill their contract. They walk out, they take months to replace and months more to get their replacement up to snuff.


It works both ways. There is no recourse if the employers sacks you - why should it work the other way round and you sack your employer instead.
 
2022-01-17 7:12:59 AM  

Sunidesus: I wonder if that "200 hours" figure is including his shifts that were covered by other people? Probably as overtime (or comp time if they're salary). Because yeah, that sounds like a ridiculously high number.


It's cop math.

They can probably only sue for actual damages (either the contract has no penalty for him leaving early or they know that the penalty will be legally unenforceable).  So they're trying to come up with whatever actual damages they can.
 
2022-01-17 7:13:30 AM  

nicholasneko: If his contract doesn't require him to give a notice of a certain length then they are SOL.

Lots of bad employers and managers try to pressure people about the "harm" their leaving causes the company, employees, etc and complain about how hard it is to replace that person. I believe the saying of "Fark you! Pay me!" fits well. If you didn't want them to leave then you should have treated them better. If they were bad at their job then they were likely easy to replace and you would be happy they are gone. If they are good at their job or hard to replace then you should have been a better manager and not manglement. It will cost the company money and it is completely the company's fault.

/Manglement
//Fark em.
///They bought their ticket. They knew what they were getting into. I say let them crash.

FTFA As a result, News 12 devoted more than 200 hours, including significant amounts of executive management time, to the process of securing coverage for McDonough's sudden and unexpected absence," and paid "premium compensation" to cover his on-air shifts, according to the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages

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The bosses had to work! They had to do their job and that's not right! Maybe if they paid "premium compensation" in the first place the guy might have reason to be more considerate.

Eh... A friend was in the local news TV biz for a while. Weekend weather gigs are the bottom of the ladder just above the weekend remote feed reporters. He actually did both of those gigs for a while and tried to hang on long enough to earn and get the better gigs. Eventually he ended up marrying the permanent weekend weather person they hired and he shifted to late night remotes and weekend daytime news desk. His wife is the stereotypical " hot weathergirl" but she's smart and educated. Eventually they moved to a major market station because her personality, looks, and education could secure her a decent career AND get my friend a position in that station's sports weekend desk. Later they moved to a mid-sized market and she became chief meteorologist. He's a house-husband and gets to write freelance sports articles.

Anyhow... I've seen some behind the scenes BS that goes with local news stations. My take is that this guy had the entry level job and probably saw it wasn't going anywhere. It was screwing with his marriage. He wasn't getting paid enough to compensate for that. He had skills to find better employment in a different field so he quit. Good for him.
 
2022-01-17 7:17:01 AM  

saturn badger: fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.

Probably breach of contract.


In an at will state?

If you can fire an employee with no notice then the employee can leave with no notice.
 
2022-01-17 7:25:57 AM  
Hmm... Bad luck with that weatherman.

Maybe the station should hire some weather girls instead.
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2022-01-17 7:27:28 AM  

Norfolking Chance: saturn badger: fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.

Probably breach of contract.

In an at will state?

If you can fire an employee with no notice then the employee can leave with no notice.


Employment contracts exist in at will states. They make it harder to fire a person but also mean there are penalties if the person quits.

Which is part of why so many on-air people aren't fired, they end up not having their contract renewed instead. It's a pain to fire them so when there's a bad one that *should* probably be fired, the rest of us just have to endure until their contract is up.
 
2022-01-17 7:43:19 AM  
I really don't see what all the haboob is about.

/Haboob
 
2022-01-17 7:46:32 AM  
Hate to rain on your parade, subby, but puns just aren't that funny.
 
2022-01-17 7:48:29 AM  

erewhon the opinionated: havocmike: saturn badger: fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.

Probably breach of contract.

This. Television stations invest heavily in on-air and some behind the scenes talent. Loads of training, ongoing seminars and education, years worth of strategy and marketing based around the expectation that they fulfill their contract. They walk out, they take months to replace and months more to get their replacement up to snuff.

It works both ways. There is no recourse if the employers sacks you - why should it work the other way round and you sack your employer instead.


It works the other way around. That's what contract negotiations are. This guy didn't put any outs in his and now he's paying for it.
 
2022-01-17 7:49:40 AM  

the voice of raisin: let me get this correct...

guy applies for a job, gets an offer, accepts it, then 5 months later starts complaining about the commute, and then walks out?!

did he not know where the job was located when he accepted the offer?


His wife/partner complained about their job and he was unhappy. The weatherman did the right thing.

6 months into a 2 year contract and he couldn't do it. Is it more noble to suffer because you signed a contract? Is it better to have a crap job or a wife? Nobility can't cook you food or sleep with you.

Sucks that he was sued, maybe his wife will help out.
 
2022-01-17 7:57:21 AM  
Not only can I do the weather, I can do the weather...in Spanish!

/La clima hoy es frío, con nieve y viente. La temperatura baja es en los veintes y La temperatura alta es cuarenta y uno.
 
2022-01-17 7:59:17 AM  
Pay must be awful: he never even bought a decent pair of shoes.
 
2022-01-17 8:01:57 AM  
Article claims executives had to work.

That's the reason for the lawsuit in a nutshell. Executive employees had to do something besides sit on their ass and browse spread sheets of useless data and they didn't take kindly to actually doing anything that amounts to work.
 
2022-01-17 8:15:22 AM  
Strategic sourcing specialist?
So Google headhunted him to be a headhunter with an increased salary.

And now over to the weather...

...

...

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2022-01-17 8:28:53 AM  
FTA: including significant amounts of executive management time

Yeah, right. Won't somebody think about the parasites? [wanking.gif]
 
2022-01-17 8:30:51 AM  
He should celebrate by going to a strip club and making it rain.  Har har har!
 
2022-01-17 8:58:33 AM  
200 hours? I call BS
 
2022-01-17 9:00:32 AM  
Just hire some hack out of college to replace him. They're a dime a dozen. Give them crap pay and say it's the experience that counts.
 
2022-01-17 9:05:18 AM  
A media blogging site reports the station made multiple staff cuts before this happened and that's one of the reasons why they struggled to have proper coverage.

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2022/1/16/station-sues-anchor-that-quit
 
2022-01-17 9:22:38 AM  

fastfxr: You can now get sued for quitting?

Okay, so long as employees can sue employers for the same.


It happens all the time.
 
2022-01-17 9:54:10 AM  
Apparently, the weatherman did not have a sunny outlook when pondering his employment at that station.
Instead, he forecasted more misery for him if he continued working there.
His last words to the station management were, "Snow what? You can find someone else to do this gig. I quit. Have an ice day."
 
2022-01-17 10:06:12 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Just hire some hack out of college to replace him. They're a dime a dozen. Give them crap pay and say it's the experience that counts.


In the television news industry, it's not called "experience." It's called "working on your reporter reel."

But, it's the same damn thing.
 
2022-01-17 10:08:56 AM  
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I found his replacement.
 
2022-01-17 10:11:04 AM  
Everyone is hung up on contract or Subby's ancient joke. Nobody noticed he's wearing shiatty white tennis shoes with a suit. There's the real crime worthy of a Ruler Murdoch gossip tag like the NYPOSt
 
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