Possibly this week. Since the layoffs tend to come at the beginning of pay periods, one of which starts this week. The Labor Day holiday threw things off by at least one day, since Monday was a holiday.
KC Confidential first reported rumors of more layoffs last month on August 10.
Interestingly, embattled Star editor Mike Fannin was MIA all last week.
Taking PTO (personal time off) days, sources say.
You may recall that veteran Star sports columnist Jason Whitlock spoke critically of Fannin, saying staffers with knowledge of Fannin’s alleged indiscretions were less likely to get the axe than those not in the know.
I don’t know about that, I knew about a few of ’em and look what good it did me!
Fannin indiscretions that include a pair of DUI convictions, the last of which KCC reported but the Star and Fannin did not. Along with a widely rumored alleged affair with a subordinate, and a handful of other unseemly revelations that were laid out here.
The betting money is that the newspaper is going to turn somewhat of a blind eye – at least in public and for now – and that Fannin may quietly fade to gray in the coming months. That of course remains to be seen.
Could be a rough week. Or maybe they’ll hatch a way to make the cuts sans the body count.