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Posts Tagged ‘Subi Issa’

1-2-3-4 Staffer Fired Over Funky Floor

Twitter has had an unmistakable impact on the English language.  Since its launch, words such as ‘tweeps,’ ‘twitosphere,’ and ‘twitterati’ have become part of everyday diction.  But today we learned a new phrase: twunemployment line.  And that’s exactly where CQ Roll Call’s Subi Issa landed after twiticizing the newsgroup’s smelly kitchen floor.  According to sources familiar with the situation, Issa, a three-year vet of the organization’s Ad Operations team, was canned on Tuesday when HR caught wind (pun intended) of this tweet:

“Asked HR how long the stench of flooring chemicals would linger + all they did was assure me it’s EcoFriendly. #AnswerTheDamnQuestion.”

Allegedly Issa was fired up about an offensive chemical odor funking up her workspace – the stench of an institutional gray kitchen floor that was recently installed in the office.  When presented with the tweet, CQRC brass decided Issa’s twattitude reeked way more than their funky floor so they showed her the door.

HR declined to comment on the issue, saying only “unfortunately, Roll Call does not discuss personnel matters.”  When reached for his take on the matter, Coolio said “1-2-3-4 better not tweet that stank-ass floor.”

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CQ-Roll Call: A Personnel Update

From: Laurie Battaglia
To: CQ-RollCall-All Sent: Fri Mar 19, 2010
Subject: Advertising Announcement; We’ve got several people announcements to make in advertising.

Here goes: I’m thrilled to announce that Kelly Lindner will be rejoining CQ-Roll Call on Monday, March 22nd as our new VP of Events and Consumer Advertising. Kelly was one of the bright stars in advertising at Roll Call, where she initially began in consumer sales, and then moved into corporate and advocacy sales. We are incredibly lucky to have her back in Washington. Unfortunately, that means Connie Witherspoon is leaving. Both she and Holly Maine will be joining Victoria Monroe at National Journal. Holly’s last day was this past Wednesday, March 17th, and Connie will be departing next Friday.

Cliff McKinney will become Vice President, National Advertising Sales. In addition to his current role of managing national print operations, he will assume Holly’s online role as well.

Joining Kelly will be Marie Kilroy, who will be moving from her role in advertising marketing (and events) to consumer advertising. For those of you who know Marie we’re very excited to have her move into this new role.

We are planning a renewed focus on the consumer side of the business, from retail to classifieds, so look for more details as we move forward on this initiative. Subi Issa will be taking on a newly created role Operations. Creating a stronger infrastructure is key to our continued success and growth, and this new role has been created to do just that.

Our traffic team will now grow to four, relieving the burden that has been placed on the team, which currently includes Subi, Laura Weeda, and Christina Chao.

Please join me in congratulating the team as they move into new roles and welcoming Kelly on her return this coming Monday. And as always, if you have any questions, please ask.

Laurie Battaglia, EVP and Managing Director CQ-Roll Call Group