Sheridan to lay off 35 people

Sheridan to lay off 35 people

There are 59 comments on the Evening Sun story from Jan 16, 2009, titled Sheridan to lay off 35 people. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The Sheridan Press, 450 Fame Ave., Hanover, will lay off about 35 composition and editorial employees effective Jan.

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the real story

Gettysburg, PA

#4 Jan 16, 2009
Actually... telecommuting positions were only offered to 4 of the affected employees. Needless to say, this wasn't exactly "well-received" by the 30+ who will be unemployed in 2 weeks. Especially the unfortunate few who were offered other jobs in the company months ago and were told last week that the jobs were no longer available. Way to go Sheridan.
R u serious

Harrisburg, PA

#5 Jan 16, 2009
They were offered other jobs and they refused them. They refused them because they are lazy. They were offered manual labor jobs and they wanted to sit on their a$$. I know because I saw it with my own eyes. It's sad to see some one lose their job but when they are offered another position and they turn it down that's their own stupidity. So don't blame Sheridan. They did what's best for the business.
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Moorestown, NJ

#6 Jan 16, 2009
Come on, who's a$$ are you trying to impress (R u serious)....this is only the tip of the iceberg to say the least. Where's the rest of the story, Sheridan has and did not have any intentions to offer other positions within the company. After all look around how many other people have been "let go" from other departments lately, no raises for any of the employees this year, selling back it's European companies. There's got to be some other problems going on that are not being told to the employees who are still there.
lilyofthevalley

Harrisburg, PA

#7 Jan 16, 2009
the real story wrote:
Actually... telecommuting positions were only offered to 4 of the affected employees. Needless to say, this wasn't exactly "well-received" by the 30+ who will be unemployed in 2 weeks. Especially the unfortunate few who were offered other jobs in the company months ago and were told last week that the jobs were no longer available. Way to go Sheridan.
Interesting. I worked there years and years ago; some of the people being laid off now have 25+ years of experience with Sheridan. And, agreed...as far as I am aware, none of the people I know were offered telecommuting jobs. Or jobs in the plant.
EEE

Reinholds, PA

#8 Jan 16, 2009
You can still blame Sheridan. I'm sure people did not turn down jobs because they were "lazy". How about because they have experience and the pay grade of an office employee but were being downgraded to a factory employee? How about because they have children and they work 1st shift but were being offered a job on 2nd shift? How about before you put people down you put yourself in their shoes?
R u serious

Harrisburg, PA

#9 Jan 16, 2009
We didn't get raises because they are trying to save money. I'd rather still have a job and not get a raise than not have a job at all. My father hasn't had a raise in 3 years. He's just happy to have a job. Sometimes companies do things to stay afloat. They sold their European companies because they are trying to save money. Why keep a place if it's not making money??? You must be one of those employees that's getting laid off. I'm sorry about that but you were offered another position.
R u serious

Harrisburg, PA

#10 Jan 16, 2009
EEE wrote:
You can still blame Sheridan. I'm sure people did not turn down jobs because they were "lazy". How about because they have experience and the pay grade of an office employee but were being downgraded to a factory employee? How about because they have children and they work 1st shift but were being offered a job on 2nd shift? How about before you put people down you put yourself in their shoes?
I don't care how much you make. A job is a job. If you need it youre gonna take it. We people who work in the factory do more work in a day than any of you office people do in a week. I see how you office people look down on us. When you guys come out to help us if we fall behind you look like youre disgusted. Like I said a job is a job if you really need it. I don't see how you couldn't need a job right now considering how bad the economy is.
what a joke

Hanover, PA

#11 Jan 16, 2009
R u serious - based on your comment, am I correct in assuming you are a bulk paker or garbage man? NOT everybody was offered positions & the ones that were had the offers rescinded. FOUR people have definite jobs elsewhere at The Sheridan Press & that's only if Sheridan doesn't decide to eliminate those jobs like they have for other people that had their job offers revoked. People in other areas of the company are being fired left and right & the positions are not being filled. I would watch out if I were you, you may be next! NO job is safe in this economy!
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Moorestown, NJ

#12 Jan 16, 2009
A company not giving any raises or benefits to an employee is not saving money....it needs cash flow for itself. In other words it's a company that is in trouble.
I don't think think the folks in composition are lazy!!! What about the few people who were given other positions a few weeks ago and just in the last week were now told those positions are no longer available....they settled for a job, but now Sheridan doesn't want them and I feel really bad for them as they noe only were given 2-3 weeks notice. Don't call them lazy!
R u serious

Harrisburg, PA

#13 Jan 16, 2009
No I don't workin bulk packing and I'm not a garbage man. And yes comp is lazy. If they don't want to do something they just do something else. Get over yourself.
what a joke

Hanover, PA

#14 Jan 16, 2009
There's a BIG difference from a manual labor job and a job that requires the use of your BRAIN! Everyone in comp are extremely intelligent, flexible, and company focused - it is a shame that Sheridan doesn't recognize their talents & provide them with a position elsewhere (maybe yours!).

Since: Dec 08

Harrisburg, PA

#15 Jan 16, 2009
Just because someone doesnt do much work- like comp, doesnt mean they are smart- it means they are spoiled weaklings who couldnt handle true work.
my opinion

Moorestown, NJ

#16 Jan 16, 2009
R u serious:
I can’t believe you are actually calling your fellow workers lazy! It makes me question the support you really are offering or have for them.
It’s sad to see people lose their jobs, but I really think the sad part is a fellow employee can’t support them. Glad I never worked for a company that did not show some compassion for fellow team members during a crisis.

Have you been employed by Sheridan more than 25+ years as most of these folks been?
Most of these people have worked for Sheridan since they graduated from high school, learned even mastered skills needed to point out a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes you yourself probably made in your comments posted.

The composition dept. is composed of some really talented folks. I would really like to see you learn and do what they need to learn and do. Start to feel comfortable about your job, build themselves up with no other skills but within a composition setting, think of retirement in a few years just to be told that your job is to be cut.

Talk about being lazy…appears you have nothing to do but sit at your desk chair and defend your lazy comments.

Since: Dec 08

Harrisburg, PA

#17 Jan 16, 2009
my opinion wrote:
R u serious:
I can’t believe you are actually calling your fellow workers lazy! It makes me question the support you really are offering or have for them.
It’s sad to see people lose their jobs, but I really think the sad part is a fellow employee can’t support them. Glad I never worked for a company that did not show some compassion for fellow team members during a crisis.
Have you been employed by Sheridan more than 25+ years as most of these folks been?
Most of these people have worked for Sheridan since they graduated from high school, learned even mastered skills needed to point out a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes you yourself probably made in your comments posted.
The composition dept. is composed of some really talented folks. I would really like to see you learn and do what they need to learn and do. Start to feel comfortable about your job, build themselves up with no other skills but within a composition setting, think of retirement in a few years just to be told that your job is to be cut.
Talk about being lazy…appears you have nothing to do but sit at your desk chair and defend your lazy comments.
I really could care less about my grammar skills in my posts. They only matter in my college essays at this time of my life. I am not sitting in a desk chair dummy, I am laying back in a nice comfortable bed with a laptop. As far as lazy just because someone is a 'fellow worker' anywhere doesn't mean that they are a 'good worker'. I believe it's way past time that most employees are forced to start either putting hardcore effort at their jobs or they can go out the door. OMG, you'd hate to be under my regime at a workplace, you'd finally follow the true definition of work or else you wouldn't be able to go out playing and buying stupid meaningless things with wifey or hubby every damn you get your checks- cuz you wouldn't get no check. You'd know it when I walked into work, cuz Evvvvvvery- damn-thing would be a' settlin' down. No more flirting with co workers, no more kissing up to bosses, no more acting like you are working when your'e not, no more of a lot of shenanigans y'all continue to practice!

p.s. How's that for grammar, chump?
lilyofthevalley

Harrisburg, PA

#18 Jan 16, 2009
Well, dude, you’re wrong. You’re just flat-out wrong. Twelve years or so ago, most of those 35 people were working 60-70 hours a week, six (and at least once even seven) days a week, every week, for two solid years. Those people busted their buns for that company. Even when at least a quarter of their coworkers called it quits and left for greener pastures, those people remained dedicated and stayed.

And this is how Sheridan rewarded them for their hard work and dedication: by sending their work to another state and cutting them loose from the job they dedicated most of their adult lives to. I wish those 35 people all the best. They deserve it. They deserve far, far better than the way Sheridan treated them.

P.S. There are 10 errors in your post. Chump.
worm

Annapolis, MD

#19 Jan 16, 2009
PurpleRavens wrote:
<quoted text>I really could care less about my grammar skills in my posts. They only matter in my college essays at this time of my life. I am not sitting in a desk chair dummy, I am laying back in a nice comfortable bed with a laptop. As far as lazy just because someone is a 'fellow worker' anywhere doesn't mean that they are a 'good worker'. I believe it's way past time that most employees are forced to start either putting hardcore effort at their jobs or they can go out the door. OMG, you'd hate to be under my regime at a workplace, you'd finally follow the true definition of work or else you wouldn't be able to go out playing and buying stupid meaningless things with wifey or hubby every damn you get your checks- cuz you wouldn't get no check. You'd know it when I walked into work, cuz Evvvvvvery- damn-thing would be a' settlin' down. No more flirting with co workers, no more kissing up to bosses, no more acting like you are working when your'e not, no more of a lot of shenanigans y'all continue to practice!
p.s. How's that for grammar, chump?
guess you dont care the school board up your taxes
Parent

Gardners, PA

#20 Jan 16, 2009
Didn't I hear somewhere that TSP said this was their most profitable year ever?

Since: Dec 08

Harrisburg, PA

#21 Jan 16, 2009
worm wrote:
<quoted text>guess you dont care the school board up your taxes
I could care less about any PA school board.

Since: Dec 08

Harrisburg, PA

#22 Jan 16, 2009
lilyofthevalley wrote:
Well, dude, you’re wrong. You’re just flat-out wrong. Twelve years or so ago, most of those 35 people were working 60-70 hours a week, six (and at least once even seven) days a week, every week, for two solid years. Those people busted their buns for that company. Even when at least a quarter of their coworkers called it quits and left for greener pastures, those people remained dedicated and stayed.
And this is how Sheridan rewarded them for their hard work and dedication: by sending their work to another state and cutting them loose from the job they dedicated most of their adult lives to. I wish those 35 people all the best. They deserve it. They deserve far, far better than the way Sheridan treated them.
P.S. There are 10 errors in your post. Chump.
Maybe I am wrong about Sheridan's work ethic. Most employees are like that these days at places of employment anywhere. I could be right though, it all depends on whta your definition of hard work or bustin your balls is. My definition may be at a higher level of tough work than yours.
ahmed

Duncannon, PA

#23 Jan 17, 2009
PurpleRavens wrote:
<quoted text>I really could care less about my grammar skills in my posts. They only matter in my college essays at this time of my life. I am not sitting in a desk chair dummy, I am laying back in a nice comfortable bed with a laptop. As far as lazy just because someone is a 'fellow worker' anywhere doesn't mean that they are a 'good worker'. I believe it's way past time that most employees are forced to start either putting hardcore effort at their jobs or they can go out the door. OMG, you'd hate to be under my regime at a workplace, you'd finally follow the true definition of work or else you wouldn't be able to go out playing and buying stupid meaningless things with wifey or hubby every damn you get your checks- cuz you wouldn't get no check. You'd know it when I walked into work, cuz Evvvvvvery- damn-thing would be a' settlin' down. No more flirting with co workers, no more kissing up to bosses, no more acting like you are working when your'e not, no more of a lot of shenanigans y'all continue to practice!
p.s. How's that for grammar, chump?
your regime? sounds like chinese forced labor conditions rook out here come boss man in fact for a "cowboy" you sound more like a communist to me.....
thats it a cowboy communist you're a cowboy communist yee haw yee haw yee haw yee haw yee haw

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