Should Layoffs Be Publicized?

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By Jason Boog Comment

YoureFiredlogo1.jpgIn a new feature, Slate has begun to archive grim layoff notes. The feature is called You’re Fired, and opens with the email that announced 600 Time Inc. layoffs.

The feature editorializes about the email language: “The New York Times reports that the layoffs will begin in two weeks, yet an e-mail The Big Money obtained from inside Time Inc. does not mention layoffs. We’ve moved from euphemizing job cuts to denying they exist.”

Similar cuts have rocked the publishing industry this week with layoffs at Doubleday and McGraw-Hill, this quote strikes close to home. These issues have already sparked passionate debates in the comments section. What do you think? Should these personal moments be publicized, or should we keep them private? (Via FishbowlNY)