"Confusion" at Register over buyouts
"Breaking" news in its "Newspaper Deathwatch" category: Media Bistro reports Orange County Register employees are unsure whether to take the buyout currently being offered or risk having future buyout offers lowered:
Nervous staffers at the Orange County Register had been considered asking for voluntary layoffs this week, after news spread that future layoffs would include less generous severance packages. (Currently, staffers are offered to two weeks' pay per each year worked.)
But when staffers asked EIC Ken Brusic about this directly, we hear he announced that was not necessarily the case.
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