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NBCUniversal Cuts About 500 Employees [Less Than One Week After Election!]
LA Times ^ | November 12, 2012 | Meg James

Posted on 11/12/2012 9:06:06 PM PST by Steelfish

NBCUniversal Cuts About 500 Employees

NBC Studios in Burbank. Parent company NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 jobs By Meg James November 12, 2012

In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees, or about 1.5% of its total workforce.

The cuts are distributed throughout the media company, which boasts nearly 30,000 employees, according to a person close to the situation who asked not to be identified discussing the sensitive topic.

Some of the layoffs have already occurred. Two months ago, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" eliminated about two dozen of its crew in an effort to reduce the late-night program's budget.

A large percentage of the cuts came from the tiny G4 cable channel, which celebrates video game culture. Last month, the channel canceled two of its signature and long-running shows, "Attack of the Show!" and "X-Play," leading to the departures of several dozen people.

Los Angeles-based Universal Pictures last month cut about 20 jobs, including in its home entertainment unit, which has seen lower revenue as part of an industrywide slowdown in DVD sales. Universal also decided to shutter its feature post sound studio after its staff completes work on current projects. The closure is expected to lead to the loss of another 20 people during the next year, a person familiar with the studio said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: jobs; layoffs

1 posted on 11/12/2012 9:06:08 PM PST by Steelfish
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2 posted on 11/12/2012 9:08:13 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Steelfish

I know it stinks for the people being laid off but... I’m finding it very hard to summon any sympathy for them, and to see this as anything but good news. These socialists need to feel the pain of their decisions. Maybe a little negative reinforcement will help them make better (ie. not Marxist/socialist/fascist) decisions in the future.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 9:09:46 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Steelfish

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch!


4 posted on 11/12/2012 9:10:04 PM PST by paglia444
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To: Steelfish

In the roaring Obama economy, these 500 libs should have no problems at all finding work. :)


5 posted on 11/12/2012 9:15:01 PM PST by Tzimisce (Will there be anything to fight for in 2016?)
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To: Steelfish

“Unexpected”


6 posted on 11/12/2012 9:15:40 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Steelfish

No worries, I’m sure they’ll be back on their knees in no time.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 9:16:25 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: Steelfish

I cut off Dish Network today. Don’t need them. Nothing on there I want or need to see. My wife watches the religious channels and I thought she would pitch a fit. She didn’t.

There isn’t much on there to see and paying the subscription supports filth and lies whether you watch them or not. Fox is dead to me now anyway. It is of no use. How many times can you watch reruns of Cake Wars? How stupid.

STARVE THE BEAST

There will also not be any Christmas Baskets or any of the other help I have provided in this season. The kids didn’t vote but their dead beat parents did. There have to be consequences for actions. Let their god obastard take care of them with our confiscated and hard earned money.

What doesn’t kill us makes us tougher.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 9:20:12 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: ThunderSleeps

I have to admit it makes me smile. For the obvious reason but also for another reason. Universal is the biggest actor pay cheat in the business. James Garner sued Universal because they said ROCKFORD FILES didn’t make a profit. Garner got paid big. But it didn’t change Universal’s cheating ways. I know some people who worked on a Universal film that is a cult hit. Universal says it’s never made a profit.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 9:20:37 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Not to worry Obama will hire them as Government workers then back to work at NBC


10 posted on 11/12/2012 9:21:09 PM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: paglia444

” G4 cable channel, which celebrates video game culture.”

I work in Hollywood and have dealt with the G4 staff. They’re not into politics which is extremely rare, and pro-business. Fun to be with. I think word got out that those guys did not follow the “kneel before obama’ line at Universal.

I would hire 2-3 of those dudes but we are shedding too..


11 posted on 11/12/2012 9:25:59 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Steelfish
NBC = No Bama Care.
12 posted on 11/12/2012 9:28:14 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Steelfish

G4 is one of those channels that started with a niche and was turned into Same Old Crap by media corporations. Before long they wil be running reruns of COPS and REAL HOUSEWIVES on Animal Planet, as that channel loses its indentity.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 9:31:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sequoyah101

I repeat that line to myself daily... ‘That which does not kill me only makes me stronger!’.

Getting rid of not only satellite but the Tee Vee as well has been an improvement for me in quality of life.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 9:38:14 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Steelfish

Sucks to be them. As this appears to be in Cali, they’ll have to get to the back of the line food unemployment and food stamps, behind all the illegals... ironic.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 9:54:19 PM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: Steelfish
"NBCUniversal Cuts About 500 Employees.

GOOD!
This is a GOOD thing!
Wow! Think of the joy these folks at NBC/Universal must be experiencing a being able to participate in a small way in President Obama and his Democrats' fundamental transformation of America. Such a magnificent gesture. I'm sure their faces are beaming with pride at their contribution to Obama's economic and social revolution.

ALL HAIL OBAMA!

16 posted on 11/12/2012 9:57:24 PM PST by StormEye
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To: ABQHispConservative

Ah, those who so deeply love Dear Reader get a bite in the arse during his recession. Poor babies.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 10:04:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Steelfish
But - the private sector is just fine!!
Didn't the White House get that message to NBC?!
18 posted on 11/12/2012 10:22:39 PM PST by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: ThunderSleeps
I know it stinks for the people being laid off but... I’m finding it very hard to summon any sympathy for them, and to see this as anything but good news. These socialists need to feel the pain of their decisions. Maybe a little negative reinforcement will help them make better (ie. not Marxist/socialist/fascist) decisions in the future.

Maybe they're just weeding out the ones that didn't vote for comrade obama.
19 posted on 11/12/2012 10:24:46 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: clearcarbon
Maybe they're just weeding out the ones that didn't vote for comrade obama.

Bingo!

20 posted on 11/12/2012 10:50:10 PM PST by PressurePoint
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To: Steelfish

CRY ME A RIVER! I had my wages cut last year in anticipation of this. I got rid of TV, etc.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 11:33:38 PM PST by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: max americana
The unwatchable G4 dismembered and replaced the fantastic TechTV.

The TechTV programs were hosted by a number of lefties (Leo Laporte, Kevin Rose, et al) BUT they mostly left their politics behind the camera and focused on producing programs that improved the Tech knowledge of the viewers.

22 posted on 11/12/2012 11:52:20 PM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Steelfish
Universal Studios' comedy skit lauds Obama, laughs at Romney ...
""Barack City, bitch, Barack City, bitch,” he rails. “Four more years in the White House, Mitt, " the Obama actor raps. " You don't know who you are screwing with. You got the tea parties, tea bagging on your head. Flip-flopping all night.""

23 posted on 11/13/2012 12:08:06 AM PST by wolficatZ (Traitors, every one of 'em.)
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To: Steelfish

I was trying to force a sympathetic tear drop, but I farted and woke up the Dog.

Ask me for money and my first question will be, who did you Vote for President?

Right answer - Romney, may garner a donation.

Wrong answer - Obama, Third Party, didn’t Vote, Write In, will garner a “go beg Obama for it Comrade”.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 12:31:29 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: Steelfish

Is this just a leftist company cleaning out all the conservative employees?


25 posted on 11/13/2012 3:39:55 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: Sequoyah101

Great post...thank you for taking a stand.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 3:48:08 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Maybe a little negative reinforcement will help them make better (ie. not Marxist/socialist/fascist) decisions in the future.

. . .

I’m not counting on it. There will ALWAYS be scapegoats for socialism’s failures.

It won’t be long before people are crying for Obama to DO SOMETHING! and PASS A LAW! And we’ll get more socialism.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 3:56:50 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Steelfish

Just the logic of Obama&Co at work it was expected,more to ensue.


28 posted on 11/13/2012 7:27:03 AM PST by Vaduz
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