August 2nd, 2013

Indy’s Comic NUJ Email Sans Compromise

The Indy HR department’s discussions with the NUJ aren’t going too well then. They now anticipate compulsory redundancies in “single figures” rather than the 27 previously feared, though they say the NUJ’s strike action makes it clear that they have “exhausted all options” and “through exhaustive discussions already it is clear that no extension of consultation will change this”. They add “our responsibility is to the staff and the newspaper and it is absolutely critical that we do not mislead anyone”. A message one insider suggests would come across better if it were not written in Comic Sans…


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  1. 1
    Two Dogs of Empiricism says:

    Is no one commenting?

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    • 7
      Alan Rustbucket, guardian of Joanna the Elder says:

      Comment is free – are you surprised that we’ve sold out ?

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  2. 2
    JH2123458490923 says:

    It needs some animated GIFs in there too. That would have softened the blow.

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  3. 3
    Archbishop Cromwell says:

    Bollocks to that. Fire them all.

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  4. 4
    Vladimir Putin says:

    What is this “Indy”?

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    • 5
      Aaron D Highside says:

      “Indy” means something nearly finished. It is an abbreviation of ‘Indy end’.

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      • 8
        10.4 highway patrol says:

        Short for Indian as in Red Indian .
        It’s a reservation in old Sioux territory on the verge of extinction given its unsuccessfully chosen revenue stream based on feeding high flying deeply meditative intellectual news articles to a population of hoi polloi whose attention span barely covers “Simple Simon’s ” latest antics with somebody’s middle aged WAG.

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  5. 6

    OK so long as you are not at the front end of the ongoing compulsory redundancy process! Innit?

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  6. 9
    10.4 highway patrol says:

    BABY GEORGE SAYS :

    last in first out ?

    But I was last out …. does that make me first back in ??

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“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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