https://francinemckenna.com/wp-content/francine-mckenna.png 0 0 Francine https://francinemckenna.com/wp-content/francine-mckenna.png Francine2008-09-10 11:22:002008-09-10 11:22:00The Deloitte "Layoff" Story – Mad As Hell
I’m still in San Francisco today, enjoying a light work day, but as is my habit, I still get up early. And scroll my Blackberry for the day’s Google Alert results. I know. No rest for the weary.
Imagine my surprise when I saw two MSM (main stream media) stories about the Deloitte “layoff” story. One came from the DealBook Blog in the New York Times that referred to, as its source, a story in Compliance Week.
Both use the same story that was originally posted in the limited circulation Dow Jones News Service story on August 27 (BTW Still not available on WSJ Online). Neither cite this blog nor my story on August 25th, nor my subsequent interview with Deborah Harrington on August 28th as sources.
Now… I am used to breaking stories early from abroad and then seeing them in mainstream US media much later. That happened with the EY non-US merger story, for example.
But I am not going to get used to two reputable publications, who are very aware of this blog, are very aware of blogs, and are surely aware of my posts, so completely ignoring me.
My story on Augut 25th, “Is Deloitte The Perfect Firm?” broke the news of the layoffs and was 100% accurate. My subsequent followup with Deborah Harrington of Deloitte was done August 28. That’s almost two weeks ago! These layoffs started the week before Labor Day!
In the meantime, my followup post, which included the statements that Compliance Week and the NYT Deal Blog reprinted was posted in this blog on August 29th. That post, “Update – Deloitte Statement on Layoffs “ has received voluminous comments. If the New York Times and Compliance Week had read those comments they would see that many of the people who have been affected by Deloitte “layoffs” are very angry and have a story to tell.
Am I the only one telling it?