Greader: Everyone in that photo -- particularly Jeff Thomas -- should know that even the appearance of impropriety should be avoided if at all possible. What kind of appearance did they think was on display at the bar hours after laying off loyal associates? What kind of judgment was at play here? Was there no one there who said: "Maybe today is not the right day for a bar gathering? Maybe this isn't the best place for us to meet tonight?" And where is the acknowledgment from Gazette managers that they screwed up? Yes, they were ordered to make yet more cuts. But look at the money, effort and talent (not to mention goodwill) that this management group has thrown away in the past three years. How about the money Steve Pope has wasted on his Fresh Ink boondoggle? How about the money he has wasted on his new palatial office remodel off the newsroom? What has Liz Cobb promoted so well, besides herself? Has Carmen Boles pushed online revenue to the heights that Pope promised? Or is she more engaged in petty office intrigues? The whole team, perhaps with the exception of Thomas, needs to go. What a waste.
Re Boles' posting: That's sadly typical of the character and judgment, or lack of character and judgment, that she has shown at the Gazette. That's among the reasons she is so widely despised. Her turn will come, too ...
Fitting that V.P. Liz Cobb is sitting at a bar with red eyes (and next to Carmen Boles)
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