Let them eat chocolate while trying to save their jobs!

The person who sent this memo writes: “Thursday, 2/26 is the day new job applications are due at the Louisville Courier-Journal, or employees can not apply and be eligible for a buyout equivalent to one week’s pay for every year worked. To ease this fear-based culture, Gannett is pouring some chocolate on it.”

From: Morgan, Veda
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 5:39 PM
To: lcj-NEWS-everyone
Subject: Let’s eat chocolate

I know this is a difficult time for many of us, but I’d still like to celebrate the great work that you do each week. So please gather with me at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the fun room/innovation area (former home of the data desk). Mary Pat was gracious enough to get us a chocolate fountain and treats for dipping. So come have some chocolate-covered goodies and let’s give away some money to one of our Good Work honorees. Thanks. I hope to see you there.


Veda W. Morgan
News Director
The Courier-Journal

Update – Courier-Journal photojournalist Scott Utterback writes in comments: “This is something we do every month. It’s not always chocolate but it’s something nice. Most of us enjoy it and I can guarantee the leaker has attended and enjoyed multiple ones. Glad they didn’t provide any context.”

* Courier-Journal’s new job descriptions are heavy on “young” and “younger” (jimromenesko.com)

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