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Time Inc. Chief Executive Jack Griffin Out (Fired for being a strong Catholic?)
NY Times ^
| JEREMY W. PETERS
Posted on 02/17/2011 7:31:21 PM PST by jimbo123
Time Inc.s chief executive, Jack Griffin, is leaving the company after less than six months on the job forced out over what company executives said was a widespread sense that his management style was brusque and did not fit the corporate culture there.
Mr. Griffin, a Roman Catholic, made some in the company uneasy by referencing his faith in meetings and interactions with subordinates, two company executives said. On at least one occasion, he compared Time Inc. to the Vatican as a way of illustrating its prestige and might, these people said. Mr. Bewkes personally intervened, asking Mr. Griffin to tone down the religious references.
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Would have have been fired if he was a muslim?
posted on 02/17/2011 7:31:25 PM PST
When I first saw this story (different thread) I was going to joke that he must have mentioned voting for a Republican, once, back in the 70s. That's probably a fire-able offense.
Turns out the truth may be quite similar.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:41:26 PM PST
(BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
In an order that many inside the company felt was an unnecessary use of resources, Mr. Griffin insisted that all Time Inc. magazines which include Sports Illustrated, People, Entertainment Weekly and Fortune run mastheads, a listing of the magazines staff, that carried his name first. When Time Inc. magazines ran mastheads in the past, they typically listed top editors names first.
Sounds like he was an a-hole ego who just happened to be Catholic.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:42:47 PM PST
(Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
Mr. Griffins selection as chief executive of Time Inc., the worlds largest magazine publisher, surprised many in the industry when the appointment was announced in August. Mr. Griffin had been head of the magazine division at Meredith, the Des Moines-based publisher of magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Ladies Home Journal.
Time could not deal with an executive who actually knew how to make a profit.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:43:37 PM PST
He offended the homos and femnist editors at Time Inc by telling them they needed to make money rather than spend it. And so they took him out.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:48:10 PM PST
It looks like it is better to keep the environment at this Liberal bastion pure than to have a hieratic embarrassing the cocktail circuit crowd and making this rag profitable. Good luck in the unemployment line Time employees.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:48:18 PM PST
by Lazlo in PA
(Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
He should have stated that he was a black gay pedophile dyslexic handicapped muslim atheist green catholic trapped in a white man’s body.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:51:44 PM PST
(First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
He was a smart and savvy businessman who was taken out by the homos and feminists who didn’t want to get with the times.
posted on 02/17/2011 7:53:10 PM PST
Dontch know that expecting people to show u for work, never mind do any real work, is considered creating a hostile work environment?
posted on 02/17/2011 7:53:44 PM PST
by Fred Hayek
(FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
I think he was fired for trying to straighten things out. None of the regulars at Time wanted things straightened out. They want to continue doing business as usual—until the whole thing collapses.
posted on 02/17/2011 8:05:05 PM PST
I expect many of the homos and femnists at Time who whined about this guy will find themselves working as slave-labor for Arianna Huffington in a year or so.
posted on 02/17/2011 8:08:42 PM PST
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