MEMO TO BURTON AND WATKOWSKI
Hey guys, you have a newsroom full of disgruntled people; they seem to be pissed off at a lot of things you could nip in the bud; maybe not all at once but hey, it's a start.
Bill, everyone knows it's you that makes the calls; the hiring and the firing; sure, Trixie does the heavy lifting, but you have final say. You have a lot of power there (for now); I mean Disney allows you to get your wife an office at 900 Front even though she works out of KABC...now that seems unethical, (a worker there said that; not me) --on top of that, she has the second best parking spot in the garage! ...So Bill, start paying attention to the rank and file; they are all bitter. They don't like some of the new quislings and are royally pissed at the morning show newbies. Talk to staff. Call a BIG meeting. Tell them that you feel their pain and are working like hell to improve morale and direction of the company. Hell, FAKE IT, if you have to; it would show that you care and have faith in the operation --right now, I'm hearing, you hardly ever even stop by the newsroom. Hardly ever. That's not good Bill, even under normal circumstances and there's really no normal there now. Just my read and I have it on good authority. Did you read the comments? It's not all disgruntled peeps, there's some honest-to-goodness issues there.
Tracey: You seem to have quite a bit of pissed-off people under you. They can't stand the way you manage. Maybe if, God forbid, you tended to be a people-person and quit playing favorites you would at least have the respect of the newsroom. Seriously, Trixie, they hate your guts. I don't have issues with your hiring practices because I don't work there but they seem to indicate you tend to hate men and go full-gaga over women, young women and non-heterosexual men; again, I'm to each is own; but staff apparently thinks this is a problem. Furthermore, and I know this is mostly Burton's call, the mass reliance on those with social media skills (which I know is important) is beginning to bite you in the ass, Trixie; it's fine to keep up with your Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, but really, do your chosen morning puppets have to act like complete nincompoops? They look like morons, really. Get in a meeting with them, especially Zouves--she's beginning to embarrass your company and the ratings are down. That ain't good.
That's enough for now.