I have some experience of TV, radio and press newsrooms and literally know of no one in the last ten years that has ever said "you know what this place could do with? a few less people".
Really? Have you never met management? That's the sort of thing that's said all the time. Every newsroom I've worked in over the last 20 years has only gotten smaller and smaller.
Nobody would say that about their own newsroom, but I recall a BECTU rep saying once in a meeting that a certain local newspaper newsroom had 'plenty of fat to trim' when it came to cutting costs, much to the annoyance of the NUJ rep that was there as well....
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