Icelandic news translated into English

November 4, 2008

Unemployed during these hard times

Filed under: families,jobs — newsfrettir @ 1:46 am

“I was on my way out of the house, just put on my coat and was on my way on a project when i was called to a meeting,” says Lára Ómarsdóttir who was at her house with her family when the reporter from DV paid her a visit.

Lára was one of the 26 employees of Morgunblaðið who were fired without a notice last friday but according to the sources of DV they were all asked to quit immediately. In this group were few of the most experienced reporters of the news paper. The atmosphere amongst the others at the editorials is filled with anxiety, because the experienced and hardened employees watched their friends and co-workers pack up their things and leave their place of work.

News commentaries ruined
“I guess i´ll just take the winter off,” says Lára, who is not going to work her notice. She, as many others who were fired this friday, packed her things at the editorial that same day.
“They asked me to quit right away. I had 3 news commentaries in process that i had started the day before i got fired. News commentaries that wont be news commentaries from this point,” says Lára, obviously unhappy about the time wasted.

(News Article *ritstjórn dv*)
Original Article in Icelandic

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