Thread regarding ViacomCBS layoffs

Almost everyone wants to leave

How many of you would leave now if the pandemic had not complicated things in the labor market? More and more people are leaving and it’s amazing to me how much stress people can endure until they finally decide to quit.
I’m sure that wouldn’t have happened if the situation was just a little better in the job market. I decided to go and accept a lower paid job because the situation here became unbearable.

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Post ID: @OP+1a3J7syn

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Speaking of TVC boot lickers. Erik dr Breiter is a mega one. Sold his guys down river for his own interests. Then jumped ship.

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Post ID: @Fzjd+1a3J7syn

HR is the enemy mutha bias remember that.

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Post ID: @Cmav+1a3J7syn

WOW there’s a ton of capitalist boot lickers in this thread. “only loafers could have their workloads increased”???? Do you even hear yourself??! It’s almost as if these problems haven’t affected you directly, they must not exist! Stop punching down.

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Post ID: @wlaj+1a3J7syn

You go to your boss if they’re cool. NEVER EVER HR! NEVER! If you don’t know this you deserve to be unemployed. Nobody should hire you either!

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Post ID: @qzgw+1a3J7syn

Post from TheLayoff.com

We are speaking two different languages here... not CBS legacy, corporate, not union. whatevs

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Post ID: @oxvc+1a3J7syn

NEVER has anyone at CBS known of 4 people that went to HR to request to a pkg to leave (other than people taking buyouts) nobody knows about anybody else's biz when going to HR, and is pure hearsay. Only MAYBE a shop steward or union official MIGHT know. Plus the fact that people get laid off and tell everyone else they asked for a buyout- to save face.

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Post ID: @nqde+1a3J7syn

Ha, even Zirinsky held up a "I hate my job" sign during corporate budget meeting. Hasta la vista

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Post ID: @mtba+1a3J7syn

Liar liar pants on fire. whoever keeps saying go to HR is on Management side - setting up all the rest of you for a raw deal.... NEver Ever go to HR - only as a last resort. There are plenty of alternatives and a food-chain of complaints. Make complaints ANONYMOUSLY, Non-verbally on company complaint line (but drop personal unidentifyable info in the complaint to later prove its you if need be). second, complain to a union (document), go to state or local agencies, got to a lawyer (also see free legal services), then last resort go to HR. only a fool would go to HR right away, HR & management will wait the statute of limitation for retaliation ( 1 or 2 years, 3 years depending on situation) then get rid of you. CBS is retaliation city - NOBODY at CBS likes a complainer. this rule whether you want to stay or leave. ratting out to get a pkg is foolish - if there's something to rat somebody out about - get a lawyer or alert authorities - this way if you get fired - you also have a retaliation lawsuit - which is bigger than any pkg. Get a lawyer on Contingency, if they don't take it on Contingency you have no case. *Also - if you rat on everybody on your way out - HR isn't going to pursue because you are leaving anyway. You are Never going to sc–w anybody by going to HR on your way out. Anonymous is probable a head of HR or management.

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Post ID: @mwns+1a3J7syn

Yikes lots of dim bulbs here
Ok
Let's try this again
Go to hr if you want to leave
Never go if you want to stay
Go and rat out all tbe behavior and then you will get a package
I know 4 people who have done that over the last 3 years
It works
But you have to be ready to go
And you can never stay after ratting out anyone
You will be marked

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Post ID: @mtns+1a3J7syn

uh, to whoever reported boss to HR, if you are in a Union - you are supposed to go to union forst - otherwise you can be expunged by union. In addityion - it's odd that anyone at CBS would go straight to HR without fear of retaliation - when the company hotline & other anonymous options are available. sounds like hogwash

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Post ID: @llsi+1a3J7syn

I don't think reading comprehension is strong here... to clarify I personally reported my boss to a senior HR person, showed evidence, and was offered severance/buy out on the spot, no calls to management. not sure what rumors you are referring to.. and not sure any of this matters...

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Post ID: @klgk+1a3J7syn

To whoever said their Boss went to HR and made a deal - is pure speculation - how would you know? Especially if you didn't have a good relationship with your boss - you would be the last to know the RUMOR. That deal wasn't made by HR it was done by management, HR plays by managements rules, HR doesn't make the calls. NEVER EVER GO TO HR. if that actually happened - it's a one-in-a-million chance. Ultimately HR is the one that does the paperwork for the deal, HR doesn't make the deal

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Post ID: @kepn+1a3J7syn

Regarding HR/Severance, one of the posters is incorrect. Had a boss who had lots of bad behavior, some at my expense. Was offered (by HR) a nice severance or guaranteed transfer to another team when I reported them. It was on the spot, so no management was consulted. I had lots of hard evidence, which may have helped.

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Post ID: @kjqm+1a3J7syn

Ha! Go to HR??? hR doesn't cut the deals - management does. and ratting out the Bad Behavior to HR is hysterical - a-s if HR cares, or is going to do anything. you have to at least complain to Proskauers Keisha-Ann Gray (which continues to book CBS interviews after firing Dunn & Friend) if you want to rat anybody out. Never ever go to HR for anything. Go to a lawyer even

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Post ID: @jnme+1a3J7syn

Take it from someone on the other side...GET OUT!
GET TO HR AND RAT OUT ALL THE BAD BEHAVIOR
cut a deal to get laid off and enjoy the government paying your Healthcare for months! Enjoy severance severance unemployment and the joy that comes with being free! It's better on the outside, TRUST!

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Post ID: @jzlg+1a3J7syn

whoever said Zirinsky should be out soon was correct

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Post ID: @jlbn+1a3J7syn

Now Zirinsky is out - but Blog Guy doesn't talk or speculate on that or any other Execs and the ramifications they have on CBS - such as Peter Dunn & David Friend being fired...

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Post ID: @irar+1a3J7syn

Layoffs - Buyouts are Historically in May if anybody's been paying attention

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Post ID: @fnmj+1a3J7syn

How about lazy News Photogs that complain about shooting Weather Video or have never shot it all all.. lol

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Post ID: @edtr+1a3J7syn

Yes a real job is Gas Station attendant, Cop, Nurse, Teacher, sanitation, shop owner, pizzeria owner, landscaper, fireman, bus driver, irs agent, secretary, barista, transit worker, construction worker. So stop yapping about how workload has increased in the laziest job in the world - tv Production & acting

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Post ID: @epyj+1a3J7syn

Zirinsky's Right hand - Kim Godwin is going to head ABC News

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Post ID: @ehnx+1a3J7syn

A real job. You mean like a gas station attendant? Oh wait Elon Musk messed that up also.

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Post ID: @elln+1a3J7syn

Unbelievable....this still going on , a bunch of disgruntled employees.

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Post ID: @cswl+1a3J7syn

uh, bafoons have cut cable like never before & while staying at home for the last year- most bafoons have watched less broadcast and less streaming and less sports and less news and less primetime than ever before - so get a real job

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Post ID: @bshh+1a3J7syn

He said GET A REAL JOB. Those aren't real jobs you id–t? If it wasn't for those in the film and television industry who would entertain bafoons like you. Exactly.

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Post ID: @bkdj+1a3J7syn

CBS used to be awesome and I will say this again and again and again (Sorry Sheri but it's true) when MOONVES was the head of the company. Anyway today with Viacom by its side, it is a completely different company and I'm SO GLAD I got transferred into the Hackman company that purchased Television City. I ALMOST went to the CBS side right before the transfer and I have to thank those who saw the reality and told me to jump ship and I'm so glad I did. Go look at the news of Television City today and what the plans are for the future there. CBS would never ever do such a thing which is why I'm so glad I'm not with them anymore.

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Post ID: @bijl+1a3J7syn

There's a lot of downtime if you're in TV Production - if somebody is not happy with increased workload - get a real job.

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Post ID: @8oit+1a3J7syn

meanwhile Bakish pay increased $3Million in 2020 to $39million - were there no other raises?

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Post ID: @8kxt+1a3J7syn

At CBS there was always a disproportionate workload. There are news editors (the chosen ones) that edit just 2 pkgs a day ( 1 PKG In afternoon and one at night) meanwhile other video editors are cranking out pkgs, vo's teases, SOT's etc. Left and right throughout their shifts. Same with photogs that shoot 1 PKG a day that amounts to 3 or 4 hrs a Day - while other shooters who are running around like chickens with their heads off. No sympathy for increased workloads - if you are complaining about 5X workload - you've been loafing off all these years. The workers mentioned that have been busting their butts - couldn't possibly have their workloads increased as it is - only loafers could have their workloads increased

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Post ID: @6koo+1a3J7syn

Uh, to the person who says they left voluntarily.... First of all - if they asked you to sign a non-disclosure agreement that means you took a Buyout, so say you took a Buyout. secondly - non-disclosure agreements have been illegal for several years now. Thirdly - you aren't obliged to sign a non-disclosure agreement if they were legal - I never signed mine years ago under Dunn & Friend. Fourthly - you should contact Proskauers Keisha Ann Gray who is still in the middle of Investigating Dunn & Friend and tell her about the environment you were working under. My scheduled conference with Proskauer is later this month and was booked over a month ago - so the investigation still has a long way to go, you have plenty of time to make an appointment. Contact GMenon@Proskauer or call the office

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Post ID: @6swt+1a3J7syn

I decided to leave voluntarily because the environment at ViacomCBS was so bad. They told me that my health benefits end on my last day (industry standard is to provide insurance for the employee for the remainder of the month that they're employed), they asked me to sign a non-disclosure agreement before I leave, and they never reached out to set up an exit interview. They don't want to hear what we have to say because they know how bad it will be.

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Post ID: @6jbp+1a3J7syn

VIAC just put $3Billion worth of Shares up for Sale @ $100 per share - nobody's biting (stock a week laters is in low $40's). If they need to pay down $3billion of the now $21billion debt and can't raise it - be sure for more layoffs

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Post ID: @5oto+1a3J7syn

there was a rather large exodus of Viacom folks who made it through post housing crisis layoffs. many saw that the jobs were gone, work remained, added work, small raises, if any for years post layoffs, no movement, stuck in same positions ect ect ect. it was a b–chaotic for a bit, but in end company was glad to be rid of those employees, ones who remained for most part situationally simply could not leave for many reasons. Viacom knew they could treat them like c-ap and they would not say a word, the EXACT employees they wanted. I fell into a group of folks, longer term folks who wanted to leave, but our facility was not in NYC, so commute to city where all the gigs were, would mean a 2hr plus commute for many, each way. it was a mistake in hindsight, not going hard on commute or sell house/move. was part of group who did not keep our mouths shut, no coincidence we all are gone now, ha! Stick it out as of now though unless golden opportunity presents itself or have under 5 years with company. job market in field is just coming back now, in my region at least(NYC) so give it a bit. plus, OBVIOUSLY, if eligible for a decent severance, hold out for a bit, layoffs are sure to still be coming. good luck to all.

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Post ID: @5rse+1a3J7syn

Zirinsky should be out the door one of these Fridays

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Post ID: @5uvr+1a3J7syn

People leaving without taking the Buyout' or waiting to get Laid-off?? Doesn't make sense

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Post ID: @4yjw+1a3J7syn

5X workload should make up for the lack of workload all those years

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Post ID: @4ntv+1a3J7syn

Uh, title changes and promotions happen every month. The big title changes will be at cbs2 for Dunn & Friend, hopefully Outside hires - internal prospects stink

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Post ID: @4ggn+1a3J7syn

Title changes (promotions) will happen next in May

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