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How to fire a freelancer

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The Globe and Mail has canned “a number of” freelance columnists, including Tabatha Southey and Leah McLaren. The paper’s editor-in-chief, David Walmsley, thought it decent to sack them by form email.

Dear [Name]

I wanted to write you to let you know the results of a review The Globe and Mail has undertaken with respect to our freelance footprint. As a result I am sorry to tell you we will no longer be taking your submissions on a regular basis.

You are one of a number of freelancers affected. The review considered overall gaps and strengths in our current and future coverage plans and overall budget priorities.

I would like to thank you for the great work you have done for us over the years and wish you a continued bright future with your pen and pixels, wherever they take you.

Dw

In a reply to Walmsley, McLaren wrote back:

Dear David,

I wanted to write you to let you know the results of a review I have personally undertaken with respect to our How Not To Fire Someone After Seventeen Years of Writing a Column.

You are one of a number of managers affected. The review considered overall gaps and strengths in inexcusable management style, appalling jargon-filled memospeak and a complete lack of human empathy.

I would like to thank you for the great work you have done over the years in this regard and wish you a continued bright future in trying get some sleep at night.

Lm

Spotter: , Canadaland

Posted: 7th, September 2017 | In: Money | Comment


Australia’s version of The Guardian shapes up well

WILL they live blog the demise?

The Globe & Mail is failing:

Troubled online journalism venture The Global Mail has taken a meat axe to its own staff — telling six employees they are redundant just days before Christmas — as funder Graeme Wood looks to spend millions on an Australian version of The Guardian.

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Posted: 18th, December 2012 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment


The Trig Palin Death Cult

VIA Hot Air and Rachel Lucas, Canadian Dr Andre Lalonde has “concerns” about Sarah Palin’s son Trig Palin not being aborted.

Yeah. It’s the Trig Palin death cult. You gotta have a death cult:

Dr. Andre Lalonde, executive vice president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Ottawa, worries that Palin’s now renowned decision may cause abortions in Canada to decline as other women there and elsewhere opt to follow suit.

He says not every woman is prepared to deal with the consequences of Down babies, who have developmental delays, some physical difficulties and often a shortened lifespan.

Lalonde says his primary concern is that women have the choice of abortion and that greater public awareness of women making choices like Palin to complete a pregnancy and give birth to their genetically-abnormal baby could be detrimental and confusing to the women and their families.

“The worry is that this will have an implication for abortion issues in Canada,” Lalonde tells the Globe and Mail.

Any American too stupid to understand will be too stupid to care…

Posted: 11th, September 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (4)