Sky News wields the axe

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guvnorgaz
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Post by guvnorgaz » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:29 pm

I never got his name but I have never seen him on Sky before. It does seem wrong though, morally if not legally, to axe jobs one day to cut costs and then a few days later, take on new staff

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Post by skylark » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:39 pm

guvnorgaz wrote:I never got his name but I have never seen him on Sky before. It does seem wrong though, morally if not legally, to axe jobs one day to cut costs and then a few days later, take on new staff







I would agree with that; unless of course, they've moved presenters in from other disciplines. Sounds as though someone's taken a pen, written a new budget figure and said "get it sorted". I really hope Sky do get it sorted, regardless of their current position, they're still my favourite news channel, with the best presenters and content.

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Post by jk80 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:44 pm

"Lucy worked until 12.30 and then they showed CBS for half an hour and then they had some new guy on for an hour and then he was replaced by Georgie Bingham. How can they let presenters like Ginny and Juliette go and then take on new presenters for nights?"



Maybe they had contractual terms that said they wouldn't do nights. Plus, Foster in particular was probably earning a fortune so they can get new people in at a fraction of the price.

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Post by txwharfrat » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:15 pm

guvnorgaz wrote:I never got his name but I have never seen him on Sky before. It does seem wrong though, morally if not legally, to axe jobs one day to cut costs and then a few days later, take on new staff





Maybe the 'new guy' (not sure who he is so can't comment with that much authority) was rostered in before the job cuts were decided.

He's most likely non-contract, or he could have been on some sort of trial so his employment has no effect on the redundancies made last week.

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Post by ginnyfan » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:58 pm

jk80 wrote:"Lucy worked until 12.30 and then they showed CBS for half an hour and then they had some new guy on for an hour and then he was replaced by Georgie Bingham. How can they let presenters like Ginny and Juliette go and then take on new presenters for nights?"



Maybe they had contractual terms that said they wouldn't do nights. Plus, Foster in particular was probably earning a fortune so they can get new people in at a fraction of the price.





I guess Ginny was earning even more because she had a regular slot as part of SNT, while Juliette was on weekends and worked as a replacement.

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Post by HOWIE » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:41 am

Who presented SNT this afternoon ?

Musey
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Post by Musey » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:07 am

Mark Longhurst and Paula Middlehurst.

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Post by skylark » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:18 pm

Martin Stanford can talk the hind legs off of a Donkey. Poor Emma Crosby didn't appear to be able to get a word in edgeways, not that that, was her fault.



Still, they both worked well this morning.

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Post by xxx » Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:25 pm

Who are the two presenters you don't like Dirky?

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Post by skylark » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:22 pm

Emma Crosby was presenting Business report yesterday. Is this a first with Sky?

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