Gloomiest Week Ever?

Some in the Post newsroom are describing it thusly, given the loss of institutional knowledge taking place before their very eyes thanks to the Post buy-outs.

Tomorrow will be a big day for Len Downie and Phil Bennett. They hold a newsroom staff meeting at 4 p.m. (Friday afternoon meetings? Uh-oh, those are never good. Remember “Office Space“? Bob Slydell: “We find it’s always better to fire people on a Friday. Studies have statistically shown that there’s less chance of an incident if you do it at the end of the week.”)

Topics include a report from their annual “Pugwash” (the Post’s annual conclave of editors and thinkers), progress on the Source project, update on the Black Men’s project that debuts tomorrow (and that was teased this past weekend) and, of course, “the impact in the newsroom of the retirement offer.”

Stay at a Holiday Inn Express tonight, Len and Phil.