Publisher settles lawsuit

Publisher settles lawsuit

There are 57 comments on the GoErie.com story from Aug 18, 2008, titled Publisher settles lawsuit. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that alleged the former Corry Publishing Inc.

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Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

#45 Sep 12, 2008
Pop wrote:
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Yea, and ad prices are super secret that no one knows who is paying what....in fantasy world. And no one knows who is being paid what...in fairy land. Speaking of not providing a convincing argument...is that when you go for a settlement? What are the chances that the latest employees who were allegedly laid off will also skip around the corner and see if they were treated in the legal realms of the fair labor act? This just in: When you are currently EMPLOYED by a company, you are not likely to bring legal moves against them. Once you no longer get your bread buttered there, things change. So, tell me, how many times have you been paid by this company?
This company? None. Other companies in the area? Enough.

Actually, just as an FYI, when a complaint is made by a current or former employee, the DOL's Wage and Hour Division investigates all employees, current and former, going back either 2 or 3 years (depending on whether they consider it to be a willful violation) in similar to see if they were paid appropriately.
maxmillian

Lorain, OH

#46 Sep 12, 2008
It is safe to say that Jameson publishing has many issues. It is true about the lay-offs, and I agree that a non-compete would be difficult to hold someone to, especially if you have been demoted or your job function has been changed. Is a non compete valid if you were fired from a company? You should have the right to earn money somewhere else even if it is a competitor.
Pop

Jacksonville, FL

#47 Sep 12, 2008
Pop wrote:
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So, tell me, how many times have you been paid by this company?
Ah, the sound of silence.

two hearts

Jacksonville, FL

#48 Sep 13, 2008
This is where the owners grew up and STILL live.

Just keep that in mind.

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two hearts

Jacksonville, FL

#49 Sep 13, 2008
The town I mean, not the actual houses shown.
Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

#50 Sep 15, 2008
Pop wrote:
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Ah, the sound of silence.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =8Kd8xp86reYXX
I responded. I said "None." If that isn't clear enough for you, I don't know how else to phrase it.
Pop

Jacksonville, FL

#51 Sep 15, 2008
Realist wrote:
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I responded. I said "None." If that isn't clear enough for you, I don't know how else to phrase it.
Ahh, this site is jacked and doesn't always show all the posts, Einstein. It is often not showing the page 3 posts even when you click on "next."

But I see why you want to endlessly defend these people. It's what you spent your life doing and you want to feel like you are doing honest work. I get it. Me? I'd rather see the _people_ get the fair shake and not screw them over at the benefit of the corporation. You? We know how you ride. Let me guess: you actually voted for Bush, twice? Must feel whacked living in that skin. Hear the news today? Wing nuts have done wonderful with the economy, right?
Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

#52 Sep 15, 2008
Pop wrote:
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Ahh, this site is jacked and doesn't always show all the posts, Einstein. It is often not showing the page 3 posts even when you click on "next."
But I see why you want to endlessly defend these people. It's what you spent your life doing and you want to feel like you are doing honest work. I get it. Me? I'd rather see the _people_ get the fair shake and not screw them over at the benefit of the corporation. You? We know how you ride. Let me guess: you actually voted for Bush, twice? Must feel whacked living in that skin. Hear the news today? Wing nuts have done wonderful with the economy, right?
I've never had a problem seeing all the posts.

As for the rest of it, I'm not sure why you're making it a personal attack, but whatever. You have no idea who I am or what I do with my life now, nor do I know you, so your opinion matters not.
Pop

Jacksonville, FL

#53 Sep 16, 2008
Realist wrote:
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I've never had a problem seeing all the posts.
As for the rest of it, I'm not sure why you're making it a personal attack, but whatever. You have no idea who I am or what I do with my life now, nor do I know you, so your opinion matters not.
Personal attacks? Where? Fact is, I have you nailed, dead to rights.

Endlessly defending these guys. How rich. You get your bread buttered from corporate and you kiss up accordingly. I am glad to not wake up each day knowing I defend corporations. Thank God.
Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

#54 Sep 17, 2008
Pop wrote:
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Personal attacks? Where? Fact is, I have you nailed, dead to rights.
Endlessly defending these guys. How rich. You get your bread buttered from corporate and you kiss up accordingly. I am glad to not wake up each day knowing I defend corporations. Thank God.
Accusing me of screwing people over. The "Einstein" reference. Anyway, I fail to see how you have anyone "nailed." At one time, I worked with a lot of companies, enforcing their non-competes (and occasionally defending people accused of violating non-competes). Now, I do different work. But it's still an area of interest to me, on a personal level.

I'm glad you've found something to do with your life that makes you happy. I have, too. Your condescending attitude notwithstanding, there are a lot of things that you don't understand, and apparently have no interest in understanding, about companies' protection of their legitimate interests.
Pop

Jacksonville, FL

#55 Sep 17, 2008
I understand plenty when it comes to these guys; you don't. You know nothing.
Amused

Erie, PA

#56 Jun 22, 2009
In my opinion, Corry Publishing (aka Jameson Publishing) has made far too many poor decisions to achieve the same level of success that they once enjoyed in the mid to late 90s. The company has a set of rules called "What We Stand For," which basically tells all the employees how to think and behave while at work. It's pathetic to say the least. You know what is even more pathetic? The people who stayed there (the ones who didn't get fired or quit on their own accord) nervously buy into this 'creed' of rules. Buying into the rules and truly believing in them as if they were Gospel is what people refer to as "Drinking the Kool-Aid" at Corry Publishing (now Jameson Publishing).

I honestly feel bad for the people who continue to wake up and go to work at the place day in and day out. They are brainwashed into believing that the company "pays so well" and that they couldn't do better elsewhere. It's non-sense. Many of the employees who work there are highly intelligent with great work-ethic -- the problem is that the Corry Publishing "management team" (cough... the Petersons and a few others) have robbed them of their God given ability to think for themselves. In effect, their self-esteem has been destroyed by working in a place that micro-manages every move.

So, if your an employee there -- just get out. Leave. It's that simple. If your manager starts preaching their "pay attention to detail" hogwash -- stand up and peace out. Its easy. You'll find another job -- and make alot more money. I did.
amused 2

Edinboro, PA

#57 Aug 16, 2009
I agree that these people that continue to work there are brainwashed into believing they get paid so well.

"What We Stand For" allows the mngmt team rip apart the sales, writers, and production people and if you try to respond back than you are being defensive and not accepting the truth. Their Truth. I wish anyone who can get out of that company happiness. The ones who stay I pity.
NTPA

Emmaus, PA

#58 Nov 20, 2009
Wow I can't believe how personal the attacks are getting. As a formal employee I understand both sides. I believe that the Peterson's did the best they could to adhere to the law. I've been in multiple meetings to feel confident that the Peterson's did not willfully negelect the law. As for the well paid statements I can honestly say without hesitation that Jameson Publishing pays very well as far as Erie, PA standards are concerned. Trust me I lived there for 34 years I know what the economic conditions are like in Erie.
NTPA

Emmaus, PA

#59 Nov 20, 2009
And since I lived in Erie, PA for my entire life up until a few months ago I can honestly say Jameson Publishing pays well above the average wage for whatever position they are looking to fill.
Slip Knot

San Jose, CA

#60 Jun 17, 2013
All the people layed off are not making "more than usual for Erie."
Slip Knot

San Jose, CA

#61 Jun 18, 2013
Amused wrote:
In my opinion, Corry Publishing (aka Jameson Publishing) has made far too many poor decisions to achieve the same level of success that they once enjoyed in the mid to late 90s. The company has a set of rules called "What We Stand For," which basically tells all the employees how to think and behave while at work. It's pathetic to say the least. You know what is even more pathetic? The people who stayed there (the ones who didn't get fired or quit on their own accord) nervously buy into this 'creed' of rules. Buying into the rules and truly believing in them as if they were Gospel is what people refer to as "Drinking the Kool-Aid" at Corry Publishing (now Jameson Publishing).
I honestly feel bad for the people who continue to wake up and go to work at the place day in and day out. They are brainwashed into believing that the company "pays so well" and that they couldn't do better elsewhere. It's non-sense. Many of the employees who work there are highly intelligent with great work-ethic -- the problem is that the Corry Publishing "management team" (cough... the Petersons and a few others) have robbed them of their God given ability to think for themselves. In effect, their self-esteem has been destroyed by working in a place that micro-manages every move.
So, if your an employee there -- just get out. Leave. It's that simple. If your manager starts preaching their "pay attention to detail" hogwash -- stand up and peace out. Its easy. You'll find another job -- and make alot more money. I did.
I can tell you definitely worked there. LOL

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