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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Just In Time For Christmas!

Word is going out from section editors at the Chicago Tribune: The effort to cut budgets through attrition has failed (I did my part). Now all the editors have been instructed to look at "paper and personnel." There is no official buyout offer on the table, but section editors have been told to spread the terms--two weeks' salary per year of employment, maximum one year--and encourage interested parties to inquire. If that doesn't net enough savings, official buyouts will be announced. If that doesn't work, paper and personnel.

They hope to get it done in three weeks. Happy holidays.