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The psychological, post-layoffs state of mind among staffers at the Kansas City Star: disheartened.
"Everybody is waiting for their turn," says one. "We’re all bummed and it’s like, ‘When is it my turn?’ You look around everywhere and it’s so empty. There’s nobody around anymore. It’s the atmosphere. You come in every day with things looking like a morgue.
"The newroom looks like it’s three-fourths empty. It’s depressing. It looks horrible. So they’re going to move sports downstairs. But to me it’d make more sense to move FYI down there because they work normal business hours and most of the sports people don’t come in unitl the afternoon.
"And they’re putting in all new tile floors down in advertising and cleaning and refurbishing everything. But if we don’t have any money how can they afford to do that. It just doesn’t make sense."