A Romenesko reader writes: “So far, none of GateHouse Media’s newly acquired Halifax employees have received paychecks. I suspect it’s just a tech glitch and ultimately not going to be a crisis, but it sure starts our new employment with a bang! Here’s the email we got from corporate this morning.”
As many of you are now aware, there has been a problem with the bank transfer of your first GateHouse payroll cycle.
We are working diligently with the bank to release the funds that are literally sitting there waiting to be distributed to you.
Rumors may abound, but please understand that every step of the process – including a confirmation from the bank that funds were ready to be released this morning – had been checked prior to this first payroll distribution. The preparation for this cycle was verified and re-verified by the folks involved on the GateHouse and Halifax side. We are still awaiting an answer from the bank as to why there has been a delay.
Regardless of the reasons, there are no excuses. Please accept my apology for this delay and any problems it may have caused.
I promise to keep you posted on the developments as we learn about the problem and our solution.
Senior Vice-President – Publishing / Group Publisher
Local Media Group Inc.
A second memo about the late direct-deposits is posted after the jump. Read More