The O.C. Register has had a tough time over the past few years. They remain one of Santa Ana’s largest employers, but we are told that their employees had to take a 5% pay cut.
Now their executive editor, Ken Brusic, has promised a bonus of “$1,377 for every full time associate, and half that for part time workers,” according to the L.A. Observed blog.
Brusic claims the money is “courtesy of the company’s Pay for Performance program. It is the 4th quarter payout, recognizing the company’s strong efforts in achieving its 2009 financial goals.”
So what is wrong with that? Apparently many O.C. Register employees haven’t a clue about the supposed bonuses! And those that have heard about it are wondering why the O.C. Register won’t just restore their pay to what it used to be.
Already last year the O.C. Register fired their newspaper delivery department and outsourced the work to the L.A. Times – their competitors!
One has to wonder if the O.C. Register will survive…