Skip to comments.Times journalists fight for pensions, paper be damned
Posted on 04/26/2012 1:54:25 PM PDT by bkopto
"What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food? Am I gonna move in with my kids? Am I gonna commit suicide?"
These complaints come not from a laid-off auto worker or a victim of foreclosure, but from longtime New York Times reporter Donald McNeil. His alarming quote expresses his fears that the New York Times Co. will freeze its defined-benefit employee pension plan and make the transition to a defined-contribution system. The Newspaper Guild, the union, which represents McNeil and other Times journalists, released his complaints and others in an Internet video as a protest against the 401(k) plans used by nearly every new worker in America who has retirement benefits.
We'll leave it to the Times, its employees and its shareholders to settle the dispute. As spectators, we find it mind-boggling that journalists from a leading national newspaper would vigorously resist a trend they have been chronicling for years. What's good for the rest of us is evidently not good enough for toplofty Timesmen.
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Is he taking suggestions?
These complaints come .... from longtime New York Times reporter Donald McNeil.
YES! Take your pick,
Most journalists live off of their spouses trust funds. This is justly hilarious.
I so wish i could slap him silly
but wait he already is silly stupid
pay for your own damn retirement
what a concept
Perhaps, (D), ALL OF THE ABOVE, will work for him.
Put the NYT out of business!
The pressers would like to eat when they retire someday even if it puts Pinch in a pinch ... ping
I'll play! No, you won't eat catfood; a Dem is holding the Presidency and even if you did eat catfood, your other journolist buddies would never report it. Now, once an R is in there, probably still no catfood. More likely dogfood if you can fight grandma off. Move in with your kids? Are you nutz? If they are college grads within the last four years, I'm betting they're in the un-employed category. If employed, well, yeah. See the first topic and get your alpo recipes ready.
Suicide...well now. You could embrace that green marxist thought of de-population and lead the way..
What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food?
That's one possibility ...
“What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food?”
I wish I could eat as well as my über-fussy cat.
I'm with you, bankrupt the Slimes, take everything Pinch has except his underwear, and only then collapse the pension plan and put the jurinalists on the same street corners where Pinch begs.
I love it when the Left eats itself.
The problem is all that defined benefit reduction stuff was only supposed to happen to the “little people”.
This could well be the beginning of the end for the Slimes. Those union goons sound just like the UAW bitter enders at many UAW organized companies who preferred to ride, and rode, those companies into bankruptcy rather than make concessions on pensions and health care that were essential to keep their employers alive. I know; I was employed by one of those companies until the UAW bankrupted it, destroying their own jobs and everybody else’s.
Feeding that “journalist” would be a waste of good cat food, in my opinion. But he shouldn’t be so picky unless he’s tried it — I hear it tastes like tuna. Yum!
Thanks very much for his name: Pinch!
LOL. Very fitting!
Obama should help them! Give them free cat food for 3 months.
Cat food probably tastes nasty. Wouldn't recommend.
"Am I gonna move in with my kids?"
Wouldn't be prudent. Your kids can't stand you any more than the rest of us can.
"Am I gonna commit suicide?"
The muse is silent.
Almost looks like she tried to spell “Onion”.
Well we were told Reagan was going to force grandma and grandpa to eat dog food. Sounds about right although cat food is probably a step down.
Well...you might want to try to go out and find honest employment. I hear they’re hiring at Mickey D’s and you can get a discount on the food.
It’s time to take care of yourself using hard work and honesty.
Probably tastes the crap they been feeding the public.
No, for a few cents more you can upgrade to Kraft Mac 'n Cheese and a can of ALPO - makes a great casserole - according to an old gold miner I worked with.
Pssss, hey Mac..... I asked my pups to ask the neighbor's cat about which food is best....said Friskies is something you can wrap your tongue around and 9 Lives is so-so, but Fancy Feast has little bones in it. Perhaps you can ask your communist friends what they recommend.
choose....chose.....chosen.... DUH...you get the drift.
My dog isn’t over-fussey, he just wants everything.
Which choice would best serve to end man-made global warming, I wonder. Idunno.
Let me try that again:
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Donald Gerard McNeil, Jr. (born February 1, 1954 San Francisco, California) is a science and health journalist for The New York Times.
He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975, with a bachelors degree in rhetoric. He started the Times in 1976 as a copy boy. He left in 1979, and taught journalism at Columbia University, while studying history. From 1995 to 2002, he was a foreign correspondent based in South Africa and France.
He is married and lives in Brooklyn. He has two daughters and a stepson.
Sch ö nen dank - thank you.
This is driving me nuts - how do you lose the spaces?
Perhaps he should move and get a job at a Gannet paper or perhaps the Chicago Tribune
Forgive me for being an idiot, but I am missing something.
I should have added that no pointy brackets < > are needed.
I would answer him with Nancy Pelosi's words ... "Are you serious?"
Newspaper journalists kill trees.
Fire all New York Times newspaper journalists.
For the American children.