Thursday, May 8, 2008


On this special day on the Jewish calendar -- Israel's 60th birthday -- the embattled CEO delivered an e-mail to us here in the bunker that is 111 Eighth Avenue telling us that 37 of us will be without jobs as the courageous Budget & Finance Committee approved a budget cut to $37 million as the Largest City Executives had demanded. (Of course most of us had already read these results in the JTA.) In what passes for management here, every professional, every staff member, fears for his/her job -- where the axes will fall are unknown but suddenly the Chairman says we will be fired by May 27 so " not to string us along" -- and the results are being blamed on the Budget Committee.

Where is that "Great Place to Work" survey form? In fact, where is the Great Place to Work Report?

Chag Sameach.

1 comment:

Shtetl Fabulous said...

Sad news and an incredibly unfortunate sign of the times for federations and nonprofits all over.

For anyone who does lose his/her job as a result of these cuts - here is an honest and earnest wish for hatzlacha, simcha and shalom (success, joy and peace) in your future endeavors.