TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

AMI Orders All Employees To Take Furloughs

American Media, Inc. staffers have been on a roller coaster ride lately.  After clearing their debt at the end of 2010, AMI laid off three reporters from Star and National Enquirer last week and — according to New York Post’s Keith Kelly — the company is requiring all 400 workers to take three-day unpaid furloughs prior to March 31.  Company spokeswoman Samantha Trenk said the furloughs apply to everyone at AMI from top to bottom:

We are all being furloughed, from [President] David [Pecker] to the mailroom.  It’s a one- shot deal affecting every single person in the company.

Adding some insult to injury, employees witnessed AMI CFO Christopher Poli steer his new silver corvette into the employee parking lot this week.  Other company insiders are also upset that some top execs will be receiving bonuses for guiding AMI through the bankruptcy process.

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Starting September 8, get hands-on content marketing training in Content Marketing 101! Through a series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you the best practices for creating, distributing and measuring the results of your brand's content, including how to develop a content marketing plan, become a content marketing and more. Register now!