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Computer Glitch Gives LA Times Employees A Scare

Ed Padgett reports on his blog about a little heart-stopper LAT employees received on Monday when they found they couldn’t get into the building:

Many Los Angeles Times employees assumed the worse when their company identification cards would not allow them onto the newspaper property yesterday at Times Mirror Square. Seems the system that reads employee identity cards went down Sunday morning at 3:30 am for unknown reasons.

With the newspaper in turmoil and the CEO possibly leaving the Tribune Company, many employees thought they had been terminated from the newspaper, but were not informed by their supervisor.

Why would employees think they had been let go you ask? Last year two employees were not notified of their job loss until they arrived at the newspaper. When their I.D. cards did not work, security gave them the bad news that they had lost their jobs.

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