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Friday, February 17, 2006

And Just to Make It Official

We Were Off By 3%

Straight from the Council's Press Office:

The Council is in the midst of significant restructuring. A number of staff
members will be notified that effective the close of business today, their
empoloyment will be terminated. In total, 60 individuals - 22 percent of
the City Council's central staff - will be notified.

Staff appointments will be announced over the coming weeks.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

a complete massacre

1:38 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you posted this Quinn was already wiping off the blade. It's a shame these people had to find out from the Post that cuts were coming. The HR person walked in called names, gave out slips, then told folks to be out by the end of the day. So much for the compassionate Speaker.

2:43 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:43, take it easy. There is no nice way to terminate someone's employment. It is an ugly process, but one that occurs every day in the private sector.

3:01 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They fired people who've been there for 8 - 19 years. Private sector or public sector these people committed themselves to public service and got this in return. Did you know they shut them out of the computer system not long after they handed out the pink slips and they've got people watching them in the offices until the end of the day??? It's like a funeral parlor and the COS is smiling...Treating people like animals is more than just ugly...

3:36 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, 3:36, sounds painful. Hopefully many of those fired land on their feet somewhere else. One thing's for sure, folks at the Council now know that no one's safe. This could be a wake up call for anyone thinking about taking a job there. Go in with both eyes wide open!!

3:45 PM

 

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