Monday, April 06, 2009

Other Shoe Falls; Random UK Shows 33 People the Door

The Bookseller reports that Random House UK has come out the other side of its redundancy consultation period and is eliminating the positions of a senior publishing director, an editorial director, and thirty-one others.

It's still not clear who consulted with whom about what; perhaps employees were allowed to plead for their jobs? But there has been "consultation," and there are now "redundancies," and as usual the euphemisms will be cold comfort to those looking for work in this economy. Good luck to them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Consultation" and "redundancy" would both be standard Briticisms, not euphemisms. I've never quite figured out what "consultation" really means, but it's something that the British government does an awful lot of. Presumably a committee is involved.

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